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"Gourd" is a noun which is often translated as "la calabaza", and "squash" is a noun which is also often translated as "la calabaza". Learn more about the difference between "gourd" and "squash" 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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squash(
skwash
)
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 had a delicious roasted squash with cream for dessert.Tomamos una calabaza asada con nata deliciosa como postre.
2. (sports)
a. el squash
(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).
I used to play squash, but I injured my ankle.Solía jugar al squash, pero me lesioné un tobillo.
3. (soft drink) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can you put some ice in my squash?¿Puedes echarme hielo en mi refresco?
You could choose between lemon squash and orange squash to drink.Podías elegir entre limonada o naranjada para beber.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (crush)
a. aplastar
The child took great pleasure in squashing the bugs in the yard.El niño se deleitó aplastando los insectos del jardín.
5. (to suppress)
a. acallar
Government forces squashed the rebellion.Las fuerzas del gobierno acallaron la rebelión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to get in)
a. meterse
It won't be comfortable, but I think we can all squash into the car.No será cómodo, pero creo que todos nos podemos meter en el carro.
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