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"Lambs" is a noun which is often translated as "el cordero", and "baby lamb" is a noun which is also often translated as "el cordero". Learn more about the difference between "lambs" and "baby lamb" below.
lamb(
lahm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el cordero
(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).
(less than a year old)
Our new lambs are grazing on the farm.Nuestros nuevos corderos están pastando en la granja.
The farmer treated the orphaned lamb with great tenderness.El granjero trató al cordero huérfano con mucha ternura.
b. el borrego
(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).
(over one year old)
The wool from these lambs is soft and warm.La lana de estos borregos es suave y caliente.
2. (culinary)
a. el cordero
(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).
Leg of lamb is our Sunday special.La pierna de cordero es nuestro especial de los domingos.
b. el borrego
(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 didn't realize these sausages were made with lamb.No me había dado cuenta de que estas salchichas estaban hechas de borrego.
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baby lamb
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el cordero
(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).
The farmer has three baby lambs in his flock of sheep.El granjero tiene tres corderos en su manada de ovejas.
b. el corderito
(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).
The baby lamb is still too young to eat hay.El corderito todavía es demasiado joven para comer heno.
c. el ternasco
(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 Spain
(Spain)
A baby lamb that young should be with its mother.Un ternasco tan pequeño debe estar con su madre.
2. (culinary)
a. el cordero
(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).
For this recipe, I need 15 pounds of baby lamb.Para esta receta, necesito 15 libras de carne de cordero.
b. el ternasco
(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 Spain
(Spain)
The chef recommends the roast baby lamb with rosemary tonight.La chef recomienda el ternasco con romero esta noche.
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