Quick answer
"Lime" is a noun which is often translated as "la lima", and "onion" is a noun which is often translated as "la cebolla". Learn more about the difference between "lime" and "onion" 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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onion(
uhn
-
yihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. la cebolla
(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).
I ordered a pizza with cheese, onions, and spinach.Pedí una pizza con queso, cebolla y espinacas.
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