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"Green" is a noun which is often translated as "el verde", and "it" is a pronoun which is often translated as "lo". Learn more about the difference between "green" and "it" below.
green(
grin
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el verde
(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).
He doesn't like green.No le gusta el verde.
2. (golf)
a. el green
(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).
He got on the green in two shots.Llegó al green en dos tiros.
3. (politics)
a. el verde
(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).
She tends to support the Greens.Tiende a apoyar a los verdes.
4. (public grassy area in village center)
a. el césped comunal
(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'll meet you in the pub next to the green.Nos vemos en el pub al lado del césped comunal.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (color)
a. verde
I use a green pen to grade exams.Uso una pluma verde para calificar exámenes.
6. (unripe)
a. verde (produce, timber)
These figs are still green.Estos higos todavía están verdes.
7. (inexperienced)
a. verde
I was pretty green, but I've learned a lot since then.Era bastante verde, pero he aprendido mucho desde entonces.
8. (ecological)
a. verde
The new university building is 100% green.El nuevo edificio de la universidad es 100% verde.
b. ecológico
We are seeing an increase in demand for green products.Estamos notando un aumento en la demanda de productos ecológicos.
9. (naive)
a. ingenuo
How could you be so green as to believe that?¿Cómo pudiste ser tan ingenuo para creer eso?
greens
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (green vegetables)
a. la verdura
(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).
You need to include plenty of greens in your diet.Es necesario incluir bastante verdura en tu dieta.
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it(
iht
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (direct object)
a. lo (masculine)
I couldn't believe it.No lo podía creer.
b. la (feminine)
Buy some meat and cook it.Compra carne y cocínala.
2. (indirect object)
a. le
Why did you give it a name? It's a bike!¿Por qué le diste un nombre? ¡Es una bicicleta!
3. (after preposition)
a. él (masculine)
Here's the envelope. There's something inside it.Aquí esta el sobre. Hay algo dentro de él.
b. ella (feminine)
The child jumped into the bed, convinced that there was something under it.El niño brincó sobre la cama, convencido de que había algo debajo de ella.
c. ello (neuter)
Forget about it!¡Olvídate de ello!
4. (personal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't think it will fit in the car.No creo que cabrá dentro del coche.
It is heavier than I thought.Pesa más de lo que pensaba.
5. (impersonal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was a foggy night.Era una noche nublada.
It's raining cats and dogs out there!¡Está lloviendo a cántaros afuera!
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