Quick answer
"Liver" is a noun which is often translated as "el hígado", and "tripe" is a noun which is often translated as "el mondongo". Learn more about the difference between "liver" and "tripe" below.
liver(
lih
-
vuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el hígado
(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).
Drinking too much alcohol can be bad for your liver.Beber demasiado alcohol puede perjudicar el hígado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (relating to the liver)
a. hepático
Many types of liver disease still have unknown causes.Todavía no se conocen las causas de muchos tipos de enfermedades hepáticas.
b. de hígado
Recovering from a liver transplant is a long process.Recuperarse de un trasplante de hígado es un proceso largo.
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tripe(
trayp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el mondongo
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm making stewed tripe for dinner!¡Estoy preparando mondongo guisado para la cena!
b. los callos
(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 Spain
(Spain)
We went to a Galician restaurant and ate a delicious veal tripe and garbanzo dish.Fuimos a un restaurante gallego y comimos un rico plato de callos de ternera con garbanzos.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(foolishness)
a. las tonterías
(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)
I won't listen to this utter tripe for another moment!¡No escucharé semejantes tonterías ni un momento más!
b. las babosadas
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Don't pay them any mind; they're talking a bunch of tripe.No les hagas caso; están hablando babosadas.
c. las bobadas
(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)
How can you believe her?! I had never heard such a load of tripe.¡¿Cómo puedes creerle?! Nunca había escuchado tantas bobadas.
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