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"Gills" is a form of "gill", a noun which is often translated as "la branquia". Learn more about "gill" below.
gill(
gihl
,
jihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la branquia
(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).
Fish use their gills to extract oxygen from the water.Los peces se sirven de sus branquias para extraer oxígeno del agua.
b. la agalla
(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).
Pill bugs are crustaceans and breathe with gills, even though they're terrestrial animals.Las cochinillas de humedad son crustáceos y respiran por agallas, a pesar de ser animales terrestres.
2. (unit of measurement)
a. el cuarto de pinta
(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).
Grandma's mint chocolate cake recipe includes a gill of crème de menthe.La receta de mi abuela para el pastel de menta y chocolate requiere un cuarto de pinta de licor de menta.
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