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"Goblin" is a noun which is often translated as "el duende", and "leprechaun" is a noun which is also often translated as "el duende". Learn more about the difference between "goblin" and "leprechaun" below.
goblin(
gab
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lihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (supernatural being)
a. el duende
(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).
A goblin and an ogress were standing at the entrance to the castle.Un duende y una ogresa estuvieron parados en la entrada del castillo.
The maid swore she saw a goblin steal the jewelry.La criada juró que había visto a un duende robar las joyas.
b. el trasgo
(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).
The goblin tricked the princess.El trasgo engañó a la princesa.
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leprechaun(
leh
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pre
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kan
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (supernatural being)
a. el duende
(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).
My Irish grandmother always left milk and bread on the windowsill for the leprechauns.Mi abuela irlandesa siempre dejaba leche y pan para los duendes sobre la repisa de la ventana.
When my son saw someone dressed as a leprechaun, he asked him where the pot of gold was hidden.Cuando mi hijo vio a alguien vestido de duende, le preguntó dónde estaba escondido el cazo de oro.
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