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"Larva" is a noun which is often translated as "la larva", and "grub" is a noun which is also often translated as "la larva". Learn more about the difference between "larva" and "grub" below.
larva
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. la larva
(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).
Nathan is so passionate about entomology that he thinks fly larvae are beautiful.A Nathan le apasiona tanto la entomología que cree que las larvas de mosca son preciosas.
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grub
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. la larva
(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 grub crawled out of a hole in the log and rolled onto the ground.Una larva salió reptando de un agujero en el tronco y rodó al suelo.
b. el gusano
(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 found a huge grub under a rock in the yard.Encontré un gusano enorme bajo una piedra en el jardín.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(cilunary)
a. la comida
(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).
After all that hard work, it's time to ruslte us up some grub.Después de todo ese trabajo arduo, es hora de prepararnos algo de comida.
b. la manduca
(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 commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Eat some grub before it gets cold.Come algo de manduca antes de que se enfríe.
c. el morfe
(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)
I'm hungry. Do you have any grub in this place?Tengo hambre. ¿Tendrás morfe en este lugar?
d. el morfi
(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 Bolivia
(Bolivia)
(River Plate)
They had plenty of grub at the party.Había bastante morfi en la fiesta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to dig)
a. escarbar
Peggy grubbed about in the dirt, and pulled up carrots.Peggy escarbaba en la tierra y sacaba zanahorias.
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