Quick answer
"Orange" is a noun which is often translated as "la naranja", and "a" is an indefinite article which is often translated as "un". Learn more about the difference between "orange" and "a" below.
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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. (fruit)
a. la naranja
(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).
Oranges are a good source of vitamins.Las naranjas son una buena fuente de vitaminas.
b. la china
(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).
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
I always eat an orange after going for a run.Siempre me como una china después de salir a correr.
2. (color)
a. el naranja
(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).
Orange is my favorite color because I love the desert.El naranja es mi color favorito porque amo el desierto.
3. (botany)
a. el naranjo
(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).
They have oranges and lemons in their orchard.Tienen naranjos y limoneros en su huerto.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. naranja (sometimes invariable)
I love those orange boots.Me encantan esas botas naranjas.
b. anaranjado
That orange wall is making me sick.Esa pared anaranjada me está dando náuseas.
c. de color naranja (phrase)
My cousin has a lovely orange dress.Mi prima tiene un lindo vestido de color naranja.
d. chinita
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
I bought an orange scarf to go with my navy blue jacket.Me compré una bufanda chinita para ir con mi chaqueta azul marino.
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a(
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An indefinite article is a word that indicates that a noun is not specific (e.g. a girl).
1. (singular article)
a. un (masculine)
Give me a pencil.Dame un lápiz.
b. una (feminine)
Can I have an apple?¿Me das una manzana?
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
2. (per)
a. por
I am paid $85 a day.Me pagan $85 por día.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (letter)
a. la a
(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).
My name starts with an A.Mi nombre empieza con una A.
4. (grade)
a. el sobresaliente
(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 got an A on all my exams.Saqué sobresaliente en todos los exámenes.
5. (music)
a. el la
(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).
Juan played an improvisation in A minor.Juan improvisó en la menor.
b. la A
(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).
Can you sing an A, please?¿Puedes cantar una A, por favor?
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