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"Huevo" is a noun which is often translated as "egg", and "gallina" is a noun which is often translated as "hen". Learn more about the difference between "huevo" and "gallina" below.
huevo(
weh
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boh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. egg
¿Me das dos huevos, pan tostado y jugo de naranja de desayuno, por favor?Can I have two eggs, toast, and orange juice for breakfast, please?
2. (anatomy)
a. egg
Los ovarios son las glándulas donde se almacenan los huevos de la mujer.The ovaries are the glands where a woman's eggs are stored.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(male genitalia)
a. ball
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Le di una patada en los huevos al ladrón que trató de robar mi cartera.I kicked the thief who tried to steal my purse in the balls.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(a lot of money)
a. arm and a leg
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Qué reloj tan guay! Te debió costar un huevo.What a cool watch! It must have cost you an arm and a leg.
b. bomb
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Me encantaría ir al concierto pero las entradas cuestan un huevo.I'd love to go to the concert but tickets cost a bomb.
¡Huevos!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(general)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. Fuck off!
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Tu nave está bien chafa. - ¡Huevos, güey!Your car is a piece of crap. - Fuck off, dude!
b. Fuck you!
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Huevos! Me la pelas, cabrón.Fuck you! You can suck it, asshole.
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gallina(
gah
-
yee
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (domestic bird)
a. hen
Las gallinas de Julie ponen un huevo por día.Julie's hens lay an egg a day.
2. (culinary)
a. chicken
Te voy a preparar un caldo de gallina para que te sientas mejor.I'm going to make you chicken soup so that you feel better.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (cowardly person)
a. chicken
¡Hazlo! ¡No seas una gallina!Do it! Don't be a chicken!
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