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"Naranja" is a noun which is often translated as "orange", and "rosa" is a noun which is often translated as "rose". Learn more about the difference between "naranja" and "rosa" below.
naranja(
nah
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rahng
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hah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fruit)
a. orange
El jugo de naranja es mi bebida preferida por la mañana.Orange juice is my preferred drink in the morning.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (color)
a. orange
Nos falta el crayón naranja del paquete.We're missing the orange crayon from the pack.
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rosa(
rroh
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (botany)
a. rose
Mi marido me compró un gran ramo de rosas rojas para nuestro aniversario.My husband bought me a big bouquet of red roses for our anniversary.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (color)
a. pink
De niña, mi color favorito era el rosa.As a girl, my favorite color was pink.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. pink
Los flamencos tienen plumas rosas porque comen camarones.Flamingos have pink feathers because they eat shrimp.
Rosa
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (name)
a. Rose
Se llama Rosa, pero todos la llaman Rosalita.Her name's Rose, but everyone calls her Rosie.
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