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"Ejote" is a noun which is often translated as "green bean", and "judía verde" is a noun which is also often translated as "green bean". Learn more about the difference between "ejote" and "judía verde" below.
ejote(
eh
-
hoh
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teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. green bean
Hice una ensalada de ejotes y huevo duro para la cena.I made a green bean and egg salad for dinner.
b. string bean
¿Quieres más ejotes con el pescado?Would you like some more string beans with your fish?
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. green bean
El ejote necesita mucha luz del sol para crecer bien.Green beans need plenty of sunlight to grow well.
b. string bean
Los ejotes se suelen sembrar directamente en la tierra.String beans are normally sown directly in the soil.
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judía verde(
hoo
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dee
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ah
 
behr
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deh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (vegetable)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. green bean
A mí póngame el filete con judías verdes en lugar de patatas fritas, por favor.I'd llike my steak with green beans instead of french fries, please.
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