Quick answer
"Lobster" is a noun which is often translated as "el bogavante", and "crawfish" is a noun which is often translated as "el cangrejo de río". Learn more about the difference between "lobster" and "crawfish" below.
lobster(
lab
-
stuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el bogavante
(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).
(with large claws)
The lobster walked along the sea floor.El bogavante se fue caminando por el fondo del mar.
b. la langosta
(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).
(spiny lobster)
The lobster came out of his burrow to look for food.La langosta salió de su madriguera para buscar comida.
2. (culinary)
a. el bogavante
(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).
(with large claws)
We need wine, olive oil, fish, and lobster for the bouillabaisse.Necesitamos vino, aceite de oliva, pescado y bogavante para la bullabesa.
b. la langosta
(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).
(spiny lobster)
My sister made a delicious bisque with lobster and white wine at Christmas.Mi hermana preparó una riquísima sopa de langosta y vino blanco en Navidad.
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crawfish(
kra
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fihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cangrejo de río
(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).
(freshwater)
The crustacean exhibit at the aquarium included crabs, lobsters, and crawfish.Los crustáceos que se exhibían en el acuario incluían jaibas, langostas y cangrejos de río.
b. la cigala
(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).
(saltwater)
Because crawfish and insects are related, my brother calls them "cockroaches of the sea."Como las cigalas y los insectos están emparentados, mi hermano las llama las "cucarachas del mar".
c. el langosta
(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).
(saltwater)
I never knew that crawfish made such good bait for fishing!¡No sabía que las langostas eran tan buen cebo para pescar!
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