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"Queen" is a noun which is often translated as "la reina", and "king" is a noun which is often translated as "el rey". Learn more about the difference between "queen" and "king" below.
queen(
kwin
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (royalty)
a. la reina
(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 princess hopes to one day become a queen.La princesa espera convertirse algún día en reina.
2. (chess, cards)
a. la reina
(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 queen of spades was the most valuable card in her hand.La reina de espadas era la carta más valiosa en su mano.
3. (animal)
a. la abeja reina
(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 queen is larger than the rest of the bees.La abeja reina es más grande que las demás abejas.
b. la reina
(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).
Among ants, some queens reproduce by cloning.Entre las hormigas, alguna reinas se reproducen mediante la clonación.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(male homesexual)
a. el marica
(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)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
She's upset because she found out that the actor she's always crushed on is a queen.Está molesta porque se enteró que el actor que siempre estaba chiflada por es un marica.
b. la loca
(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)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Hugo and Ricardo plan to walk with a group of queens in the gay pride parade.Hugo y Ricardo planean caminar con un grupo de locas en el desfile de orgullo gay.
5. (contest winner)
a. la reina
(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).
Rebecca was chosen to be the queen of the harvest festival.Rebecca fue escogida para ser la reina del festival de la cosecha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (in chess)
a. coronar
One more square and my pawn will be queened.Una casilla más y mi peón será coronado.
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king(
kihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (royalty)
a. el rey
(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 king helped to negotiate a peace treaty between his neighboring countries.El rey ayudó a negociar un tratado de paz entre los países vecinos.
2. (chess, cards)
a. el rey
(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 win because I have four kings and you only have four queens.Gano porque tengo cuatro reyes y tu solo tienes cuatro reinas.
3. (checkers)
a. la dama
(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).
If a man reaches the far line, it is crowned and becomes a king.Si un peón llega a la línea del contrario, se corona y se convierte en dama.
4. (most important person or thing)
a. el rey
(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).
Michael Jackson was the king of pop.Michael Jackson era el rey del pop.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (king-like)
a. real
The king penguin has a tuft of feathers that look somewhat like a crown.El pingüino real tiene un penacho que se parece un poco a una corona.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to make someone king)
a. coronar
"They cannot king Stephen. I am the rightful queen!" yelled Maude."No pueden coronar a Stephen. ¡Soy yo la reina legítima!" gritó Maude.
7. (checkers)
a. coronar
King me! - What do you mean? You haven't reached my side of the board.¡Coróname! - ¿Qué dices? No has llegado a mi lado del tablero.
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