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"Grinder" is a noun which is often translated as "el molinillo", and "nit" is a noun which is often translated as "la liendre". Learn more about the difference between "grinder" and "nit" below.
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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. (dry food processor)
a. el molinillo
(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).
(coffee or pepper)
Do you want me to grind this coffee for you? - No thanks. I have a grinder at home.¿Quiere que le muela el café? - No, gracias. Tengo un molinillo en casa.
2. (meat processor)
a. la picadora de carne
(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).
I use my own meat grinder so I know exactly what's in the hamburger I serve.Utilizo mi propia picadora de carne para saber exactamente de qué están hechas las hamburguesas que sirvo.
b. la moledora de carne
(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).
A hand grinder is safer than an electric one for use in home kitchens.Una moledora de carne manual es más segura que una eléctrica para el uso en las cocinas domésticas.
c. la trituradora de carne
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My grandma still uses a hand meat grinder in her kitchen.Mi abuela todavía usa una tritadora de carne manual en su cocina.
3. (knife sharpening machine)
a. el afilador
(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).
Toby built a knife grinder in his machine shop class.Toby armó un afilador de cuchillos en su clase de taller de máquinas.
b. la afiladora
(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).
The grinder has stone and ceramic grinding wheels.La afiladora tiene ruedas para afilar de piedra y de cerámica.
4. (anatomy)
a. la muela
(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).
The horse's grinders were completely worn down from a lifetime of chewing.Las muelas del caballo estaban completamente desgastadas tras una vida masticando.
5. (metal polishing machine)
a. la amoladora
(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).
Jack uses a grinder to smooth the metal pieces he makes in his machine shop.Jack utiliza una amoladora para pulir las piezas metálicas que fabrica en su taller de máquinas.
6. (person that grinds)
a. el amolador
(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 amoladora
(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).
(for sharpening)
A grinder visits our neighborhood periodically, and we give him our knives and scissors to sharpen.Un amolador visita nuestra vecindad periódicamente, y le damos los cuchillos y tijeras para afilar.
b. el moledor
(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 moledora
(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).
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(for grinding)
Pablo is a grinder in a lens factory.Pablo es un moledor en una fábrica de lentes.
c. el afilador
(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 afiladora
(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).
Grinders can be really expensive sometimes.Los afiladores pueden ser muy caros a veces.
7. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el baguette
(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 had an Italian grinder with olive tapenade for lunch.Almorcé un baguette italiano con una tapenade de aceituna.
b. el sándwich de baguette
(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).
Who makes the best grinders in town?¿Quién hace los mejores sándwiches de baguette de la ciudad?
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nit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(animal)
a. la liendre
(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).
From the way the girl's been scratching her head, I bet she's got nits.Como se va rascando la cabeza la niña, me parece que tendrá liendres.
b. el piojo
(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).
It's best to use a fine-toothed comb when picking nits out of hair.Es mejor usar un peine de dientes finos para remover los piojos del pelo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(foolish person) (United Kingdom)
a. el bobo
(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 boba
(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).
Of course the screw is coming out! You're turning it the wrong way, you nit!¡Claro que está saliendo el tornillo! ¡Lo estás girando en el sentido incorrecto, bobo!
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