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"Lemon" is a noun which is often translated as "el limón", and "chili pepper" is a noun which is often translated as "el chile". Learn more about the difference between "lemon" and "chili pepper" below.
lemon(
leh
-
mihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. el limón
(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 like to dress my salads with a squirt of lemon.Me gusta aliñar las ensaladas con un chorrito de limón.
b. la lima
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Shall I put a slice of lemon in your gin and tonic?¿Pongo una rodaja de lima en tu gin-tonic?
2. (botany)
a. el limonero
(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).
My grandmother has a beautiful lemon in her garden.Mi abuela tiene un limonero hermoso en su jardín.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dud)
a. la porquería
(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 car you bought is a total lemon. It doesn't even have brakes.El carro que compraste es una verdadera porquería. Ni tiene frenos.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fool)
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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That lemon never gets anything right.Ese bobo nunca hace las cosas bien.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (color)
a. amarillo limón
That lemon dress looks amazing on your olive skin.Ese vestido amarillo limón va de maravilla con tu piel morena.
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chili pepper(
chih
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li
 
peh
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puhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. el chile
(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 like to add some powdered chili pepper to my spaghetti sauce to give it some kick.Me gusta añadir un poco de chile en polvo a mi salsa de espagueti para hacerla un poco picosa.
b. el ají
(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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The secret ingredient in Sally's vegetable soup is green chili pepper.El ingrediente secreto en la sopa de verduras de Sally es el ají verde.
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