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"Gold" is a noun which is often translated as "el oro", and "golden" is an adjective which is often translated as "dorado". Learn more about the difference between "gold" and "golden" below.
gold(
gold
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. el oro
(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 grandfather spent years looking for gold, but never found it.Mi abuelo pasó años buscando oro, pero nunca lo encontró.
2. (color)
a. el color oro
(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).
We painted the walls gold.Pintamos las paredes color oro.
3. (medal)
a. la medalla de oro
(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).
She won two golds in the Barcelona Olympic Games.Ganó dos medallas de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Barcelona.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (metal)
a. de oro (invariable)
Jack got a gold watch when he retired.A Jack le regalaron un reloj de oro cuando se jubiló.
5. (gold-colored)
a. dorado
The presenter was wearing a stunning gold evening gown.La presentadora llevaba puesto un vestido dorado e imponente.
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golden(
gol
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dihn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. dorado
The fairy had beautiful golden hair.El hada tenía un hermoso cabello largo dorado.
The queen traveled in a golden carriage.La reina viajaba en un carruaje dorado.
2. (made of gold)
a. de oro
I wore my grandmother's golden necklace at my wedding.En mi boda llevé el collar de oro de mi abuela.
3. (splendorous)
a. dorado
Those were our golden years, when we were young and carefree.Esos fueron nuestros años dorados, cuando éramos jóvenes sin preocupaciones.
b. de oro (opportunity)
Her new job was a golden opportunity to meet new people.Su nuevo trabajo era una oportunidad de oro para conocer gente nueva.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in a very good position)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. tener todas las de ganar (verb)
If we can find just one more investor, we're golden.Si conseguimos tan solo un inversor más, tenemos todas las de ganar.
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