Quick answer
"Derecha" is a noun which is often translated as "right", and "menudo" is an adjective which is often translated as "small". Learn more about the difference between "derecha" and "menudo" below.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (right-hand side)
a. right
Verás la escuela a la derecha.You will see the school on the right.
2. (anatomy)
a. right hand
Levanta la derecha para contestar.Raise your right hand to answer.
3. (politics)
a. right
Un día la izquierda está en el poder y al día siguiente la derecha gobierna el país.One day the left is in power, and the next day the right is governing the country.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (size)
a. small
Partí el tomate en pedazos menudos.I cut the tomato into small pieces.
b. slight (thin)
Es una joven menuda y baja.She's a slight, short young girl.
2. (of little importance)
a. insignificant
No me involucres en un asunto tan menudo.Don't involve me in such an insignificant matter.
3. (exact)
a. meticulous
Es muy menudo en su trabajo.He's very meticulous in his work.
4. (emphasis)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Menudo genio que tiene!She's got such a temper!
¡En menudo lío nos has metido!This is a fine mess you've got us into!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (culinary)
a. tripe stew
Los mexicanos creen que comer menudo es bueno para la resaca.Mexicans believe eating tripe stew is good for a hangover.
6. (money)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. change
¿Traes menudo para pagar el estacionamiento?Have you got change to pay for parking?
b. loose change
No llevo menudo encima.I don't have any loose change on me.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (culinary)
a. giblets
A mi abuelo le gusta comer menudos, pero me parece asqueroso.My grandfather likes to eat giblets, but I think it's disgusting.
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