Quick answer
"Ovum" is a noun which is often translated as "el óvulo", and "egg" is a noun which is often translated as "el huevo". Learn more about the difference between "ovum" and "egg" below.
ovum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (biology)
a. el óvulo
(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).
This is a diagram of an ovum that is about to be fertilized by a sperm cell.Este es un diagrama de un óvulo a punto de ser fertilizado por un espermatozoide.
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egg(
ehg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el huevo
(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 ate an egg for breakfast.Desayuné un huevo.
b. el blanquillo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She likes to eat scrambled eggs.Le gusta comer blanquillos revueltos.
2. (reproduction)
a. el óvulo
(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).
(human)
An egg donor can help an infertile woman have a baby.Una donante de óvulos puede ayudar a una mujer estéril tener un bebé.
b. el huevo
(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).
Frogs lay their eggs in water.Las ranas ponen sus huevos en el agua.
c. el blanquillo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hen)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
A hen lays an average of six eggs per week.Una gallina pone un promedio de seis blanquillos por semana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to throw eggs at)
a. lanzar huevos a
They are going to egg his car.Van a lanzar huevos a su carro.
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