Quick answer
"Orange" is a noun which is often translated as "la naranja", and "medium" is an adjective which is often translated as "mediano". Learn more about the difference between "orange" and "medium" below.
orange(
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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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medium(
mi
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (intermediate)
a. mediano
I wear a size medium in shirts.Visto talla mediana en camisas.
b. medio
I have a medium height dog.Tengo un perro de altura media.
2. (culinary)
a. a punto
A medium sirloin steak is a little tough.Un solomillo a punto es un poco duro.
b. a término medio
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I want my beef medium.Quiero mi ternera a término medio.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (means)
a. el medio
(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).
She expresses her thoughts through the medium of poetry.Expresa sus pensamientos usando el medio de la poesía.
4. (art)
a. el medio
(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).
The artist's favorite medium is charcoal.El medio favorito del artista es el carboncillo.
5. (environment)
a. el medio
(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).
These animals live in a liquid medium.Estos animales viven en un medio líquido.
6. (for growing a culture)
a. el caldo de cultivo
(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).
Any liquid at room temperature is a perfect medium for growing bacteria.Cualquier líquido a temperatura ambiente es un caldo de cultivo perfecto para las bacterias.
7. (for preserving specimens)
a. la sustancia para conservar
(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).
Put the tissue sample in the medium and tightly close the lid of the container.Pon la muestra de tejido en la sustancia para conservar y cierra herméticamente la tapa del recipiente.
8. (solvent)
a. el diluyente
(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).
Add more pigment to the medium and give it a good stir.Añade más pigmento al diluyente y mézclalo bien.
9. (profession)
a. el médium
(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 médium
(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 medium goes into a trance to communicate with the spirits.El médium entra en trance para comunicarse con los espíritus.
10. (clothing size)
a. la talla mediana
(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'm surprised your brother wears a medium; he's so tall.Me sorprende que tu hermano es talla mediana; es muy alto.
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