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"De" is a preposition which is often translated as "from", and "leche" is a noun which is often translated as "milk". Learn more about the difference between "de" and "leche" below.
de(
deh
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate origin)
a. from
Mis padres vienen de Nicaragua.My parents are from Nicaragua.
2. (used to indicate material)
a. of
Esta mesa está hecha de plástico.This table is made of plastic.
3. (used to express possession)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Te recojo en el coche de mi padre.I'll come get you in my father's car.
¿Esa no es la casa de Susana?Isn't that Susana's house?
4. (used to indicate characteristics)
a. of
La comida era de gran calidad.The food was of great quality.
5. (used to indicate content)
a. of
Andrés siempre llevaba una bolsa de canicas.Andres always carried around a bag of marbles.
6. (with compound nouns)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Voy a comprar otro traje de baño para el verano.I'm going to buy another bathing suit for the summer.
Se usa la palanca de cambios para cambiar las marchas.You use the gear shift to change the gears.
7. (used to indicate time)
a. in
Es mejor trabajar de mañana.It is better to work in the morning.
8. (used to express cause)
a. with
Me sorprendí llorando de pena al pensar en él.I caught myself crying with sorrow when I thought of him.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
9. (letter)
a. d
¿Dijiste la letra de o te?Did you say the letter d or t?
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leche(
leh
-
cheh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (liquid)
a. milk
Prefiero el café con leche de almendras que con leche de vaca.I prefer my coffee with almond milk rather than cow's milk.
2. (lotion)
a. milk
Aplica la leche hidratante y deja que se absorba durante 15 minutos.Apply the moisturizing milk and let it be absorbed for 15 minutes.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(blow)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. smack
¡Como vuelvas a hacerlo, te doy una leche!If you do it again I'll give you a smack!
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(collision)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. crash
Se pegaron una leche de órdago.They had a hell of a crash.
5.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(semen)
a. cum
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Había una mancha de leche en la sábana.There was a cum stain on the sheet.
b. spunk
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
Se jactaba con los amigos de cómo su leche había acabado en la ropa de la chica.He boasted to his friends about how his spunk had ended up on the girl's clothes.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(expressing displeasure)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. jeez
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me lo podías haber dicho antes, ¡leche!You could have told me before. Jeez!
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(expressing surprise)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. well, I never
¡Leche! ¿Qué haces tú aquí?Well, I never! What are you doing here?
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