Quick answer
"Lime" is a noun which is often translated as "la lima", and "lemon" is a noun which is often translated as "el limón". Learn more about the difference between "lime" and "lemon" below.
lime(
laym
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. 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).
Limes are more sour than lemons.Las limas son más agrias que los limones.
b. 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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I need a lime for the guacamole.Necesito un limón para el guacamole.
2. (botany)
a. el limero
(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).
(citrus tree)
What time of year do limes usually bloom?¿Durante cuál época del año florecen normalmente los limeros?
b. 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).
(citrus tree)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The lime is losing its leaves.Se le están cayendo las hojas al limonero.
3. (botany) (United Kingdom)
a. el tilo
(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).
(linden tree)
The branches of my lime provide shade in the garden.Las ramas de mi tilo proporcionan sombra al jardín.
4. (chemistry)
a. la cal
(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).
Lime is an irritant.La cal es un irritante.
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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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