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"Greengrocers" is a form of "greengrocer", a noun which is often translated as "el verdulero". "Butchers" is a form of "butcher", a noun which is often translated as "el carnicero". Learn more about the difference between "greengrocers" and "butchers" below.
greengrocer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (profession) (United Kingdom)
a. el verdulero
(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).
, la verdulera
(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).
My dad's a greengrocer, so we always have lots of vegetables and fruit to eat.Mi padre es verdulero, así que siempre tenemos mucha verdura y fruta para comer.
2. (greengrocer's shop) (United Kingdom)
a. la verdulería
(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).
Could you get me a cabbage and six apples from the greengrocer, please?¿Me podrías comprar una col y seis manzanas en la verdulería?
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butcher(
booch
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uhr
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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. (profession)
a. el carnicero
(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).
, la carnicera
(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).
Ask the butcher to cut the meat in very thin slices.Pídele al carnicero que corte la carne en pedazos bien delgados.
2. (murderer)
a. el asesino
(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).
, la asesina
(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).
Bill was a heartless criminal, a butcher who killed many people.Bill era un criminal desalmado, un asesino que mató a mucha gente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to slaughter)
a. matar
The farmer is going to butcher his pigs to make sausages and ham.El granjero va a matar sus cerdos para hacer salchichas y jamón.
b. carnear (Andes)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
(Southern Cone)
I learned to butcher a pig when I worked on a farm.Aprendí a carnear un puerco cuando trabajé en una granja.
4. (to murder)
a. masacrar
The television news was showing how they butchered those poor people in the war.En las noticias mostraron cómo masacraron a esa pobre gente en la guerra.
b. hacer una carnicería con
The assassins went in shooting and butchered everybody.Los asesinos entraron disparando e hicieron una carnicería con toda la gente.
5. (to ruin)
a. destrozar
It's painful to listen to him butchering our language.Es horrible escucharlo destrozar nuestro idioma.
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