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"Rico" is an adjective which is often translated as "rich", and "lázaro" is a noun which is often translated as "lazar". Learn more about the difference between "rico" and "lázaro" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wealthy)
a. rich
Su sueño era hacerse rico y viajar por el mundo.Her dream was to become rich and travel the world.
2. (culinary)
a. delicious
¡Qué rico está este pastel de zanahoria!This carrot cake is so delicious!
b. tasty
Se me antoja algo rico, pero no sé qué quiero.I'm craving something tasty, but I don't know what I want.
c. yummy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡El pastel que hiciste te quedó bien rico!The cake you made turned out really yummy!
3. (abundant)
a. rich
El salvado es una fuente rica de fibra.Bran is a rich source of fiber.
4. (lovely)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cute
¿Has visto lo rico que es el niño de Marga?Have you seen how cute Marga's little boy is?
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).
5. (wealthy person)
a. rich man (masculine)
Gloria siempre soñó con casarse con un rico.Gloria always dreamed of marrying a rich man.
b. rich woman (feminine)
Alberto quiere encontrarse a una rica para no tener que trabajar.Alberto wants to find himself a rich woman so he doesn't have to work.
ricos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (rich people)
a. the rich
Este gobierno solo se preocupa por los ricos.This government just looks after the rich.
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lázaro
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (ragged man)
a. lazar
El lázaro pedía dinero a todo el que pasaba, pero todos lo ignoraban.The lazar was begging for money to everyone walked by, but everyone ignored him.
2. (leper)
a. lazar
Nadie quería acercarse a los lázaros por miedo a contagiarse de aquella terrible enfermedad.No one wanted to get close to the lazars for fear of getting that terrible disease.
Lázaro
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
3. (name)
a. Lazarus
El famoso hombre a quien Jesús resucitó se llamaba Lázaro.The famous man that Jesus brought back to life was called Lazarus.
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