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"Lago" is a noun which is often translated as "lake", and "cerro" is a noun which is often translated as "hill". Learn more about the difference between "lago" and "cerro" below.
lago(
lah
-
goh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (body of water)
a. lake
El lago Baikal en Rusia es el lago más profundo del mundo.Lake Baikal in Russia is the deepest lake in the world.
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cerro(
seh
-
rroh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (geography)
a. hill
Subamos al cerro para ver las estrellas.Let's go up the hill to look at the stars.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(pile) (Andes)
a. mountain
Tengo un cerro de ropa para lavar.I have a mountain of laundry to do.
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