Quick answer
"Leprechaun" is a noun which is often translated as "el duende", and "nymph" is a noun which is often translated as "la ninfa". Learn more about the difference between "leprechaun" and "nymph" below.
leprechaun(
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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. (supernatural being)
a. el duende
(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 Irish grandmother always left milk and bread on the windowsill for the leprechauns.Mi abuela irlandesa siempre dejaba leche y pan para los duendes sobre la repisa de la ventana.
When my son saw someone dressed as a leprechaun, he asked him where the pot of gold was hidden.Cuando mi hijo vio a alguien vestido de duende, le preguntó dónde estaba escondido el cazo de oro.
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nymph
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mythology)
a. la ninfa
(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 ancient Greeks believed that wood nymphs lived in the trees.Los antiguos griegos creían que las ninfas de los bosques vivían en los árboles.
2. (animal)
a. la ninfa
(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).
Sally sometimes uses live nymphs when she goes fishing.Sally a veces usa ninfas vivas cuando va a pescar.
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