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"Huerto" is a noun which is often translated as "orchard", and "huerta" is a noun which is often translated as "produce farm". Learn more about the difference between "huerto" and "huerta" below.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (plot planted with fruit trees)
a. orchard
El huerto tiene varios manzanos y ciruelos.The orchard has several apple trees and plum trees.
Solíamos tener muchos duraznos en este huerto, pero ahora solo tenemos perales.We used to have a lot of peach trees in this orchard, but now we only have pear trees.
2. (cultivated land)
a. vegetable garden
Plantamos lechugas en nuestro huerto.We planted lettuce in our vegetable garden.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. produce farm
Gustavo tiene una huerta de seis hectáreas en Guatemala.Gustavo has a six-hectare produce farm in Guatemala.
b. truck farm
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Vendemos los tomates de nuestra huerta a los restaurantes del centro.We sell the tomatoes from our truck farm to the restaurants downtown.
c. market garden (United Kingdom)
Este año estamos sembrando remolacha, rábano, col rizada y calabaza en nuestra huerta.This year we are planting beets, radishes, kale, and squash in our market garden.
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