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"Plátano" is a noun which is often translated as "banana", and "banana" is a noun which is also often translated as "banana". Learn more about the difference between "plátano" and "banana" below.
plátano(
plah
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tah
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noh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fruit)
a. banana
Me encanta comer el plátano con crema de avellana.I love eating bananas with hazelnut cream.
b. plantain (for cooking)
Voy a almorzar plátano con arroz y frijoles.I'm going to have plantains with rice and beans for lunch.
2. (botany)
a. banana tree
Los plátanos crecen en zonas costeras tropicales.Banana trees grow in tropical coastal areas.
b. plane tree
El plátano londinense se parece a un sicomoro americano.The London plane tree looks like an American sycamore.
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banana(
bah
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nah
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nah
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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. (fruit)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. banana
Las bananas y las manzanas están en la cesta.The bananas and the apples are in the basket.
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. banana tree
Las bananas necesitan luz solar y riego constante.Banana trees require sunlight and constant watering.
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