Quick answer
"Carrots" is a form of "carrot", a noun which is often translated as "la zanahoria". "For dinner" is an adverb which is often translated as "para cenar". Learn more about the difference between "for dinner" and "carrots" below.
for dinner(
fawr
 
dih
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nuhr
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. para cenar
I've prepared baked monkfish for dinner.Para cenar he preparado rape al horno.
b. para la cena
They dressed up for dinner.Se pusieron elegantes para la cena.
c. a cenar
I took the liberty of inviting your parents over for dinner.Me tomé la libertad de invitar a tus padres a cenar a casa.
d. de cena (to be or to have)
I'm hungry. What's for dinner?Tengo hambre. ¿Qué hay de cena?
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carrot(
keh
-
riht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. la zanahoria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Mabel planted the garden with carrots, lettuce, and cilantro.Mabel sembró el jardín con zanahoria, lechuga y cilantro.
2. (vegetable)
a. la zanahoria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Carrots are good for your vision.Las zanahorias son buenas para la visión.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(incentive)
a. la zanahoria
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
That company has a carrot-and-stick policy.Esa compañía tiene una política de palo y zanahoria.
b. el incentivo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Without the carrot, the stick may be ineffective.Sin incentivo, el garrote puede que sea inefectivo.
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