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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "nieve" is a noun which is often translated as "snow". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "nieve" below.
en(
ehn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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nieve(
nyeh
-
beh
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (frozen precipitation)
a. snow
La nieve sigue cayendo sin parar.The snow keeps falling nonstop.
2. (frozen dessert)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. sorbet
La nieve de mango de la tienda cerca de la playa es deliciosa.The mango sorbet from the store near the beach is delicious.
b. ice cream
Quiero dos bolas de nieve de vainilla, por favor.I want two scoops of vanilla ice cream, please.
c. shaved ice
A mi vecino le encanta la nieve de fresa.My neighbor loves strawberry shaved ice.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(cocaine)
a. snow
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Pablo Escobar confesó: "Inundé a la Florida de nieve y estoy pagando el precio".Pablo Escobar confessed: "I flooded Florida with snow and I'm paying the price."
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