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"Gourd" is a noun which is often translated as "la calabaza", and "pumpkin" is a noun which is also often translated as "la calabaza". Learn more about the difference between "gourd" and "pumpkin" below.
gourd(
gawrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. la calabaza
(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).
We tasted the kaywa gourd when we visited Peru.Probamos la calabaza de caigua cuando visitamos Perú.
2. (botany)
a. la calabaza
(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).
It is believed that some type of gourd was the first plant to ever be cultivated by humans.Se cree que algún tipo de calabaza fue la primera planta que cultivaron los seres humanos.
3. (container)
a. el mate
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
We drank tea from a gourd in South America.Tomamos té de un mate en América del Sur.
b. el guaje
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
We drank pumpo served in a gourd in Chiapas, Mexico.Tomamos pumpo servido en un guaje en Chiapas, México.
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pumpkin(
puhmp
-
kihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. la calabaza
(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).
Did you buy the pumpkins for the pumpkin pie yet?¿Ya compraste las calabazas para el pay de calabaza?
We bought two small pumpkins at the market.Compramos dos calabazas chiquitas en el mercado.
b. el zapallo
(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).
(Southern Cone)
I always add a piece of pumpkin to salads to give them a bit of flavor.Siempre añado un trozo de zapallo a las ensaladas para darles un toque de sabor.
2. (term of endearment)
a. el corazón
(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).
Come here, pumpkin! Give Mommy a hug!¡Ven aquí, corazón! ¡Dale un abrazo a mamá!
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