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"Queen" is a noun which is often translated as "la reina", and "twin" is a noun which is often translated as "el gemelo". Learn more about the difference between "queen" and "twin" 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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twin(
twihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (relative)
a. el gemelo
(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 gemela
(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).
(identical)
My friend got pregnant with twins.Mi amiga se quedó embarazada de gemelos.
b. el mellizo
(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 melliza
(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).
(fraternal)
My brother and sister are twins.Mi hermano y mi hermana son mellizos.
c. el cuate
(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 cuata
(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).
(fraternal)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I don't know my friend Yasmin's twin, but I imagine they don't look alike.No conozco al cuate de mi amiga Yasmín, pero me imagino que no se parecen.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(double)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm sure I've seen the twin of that necklace somewhere.Estoy segura de que he visto un collar idéntico en alguna parte.
Wow! I have the twin of your shirt.¡Guau! Tengo una blusa igualita a la tuya.
b. el sosia
(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 used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(person)
Some people think it's bad luck to see your twin.Hay gente que cree que es mala suerte ver a tu sosia.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (relative)
a. gemelo
People never confuse me with my twin sister because she has a mole on her cheek.La gente nunca me confunde con mi hermana gemela porque ella tiene un lunar an la mejilla.
b. mellizo
My twin sister looks just like our mother.Mi hermana melliza es igualita a nuestra madre.
c. cuate
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I don't look anything like my twin brother.No me parezco nada a mi hermano cuate.
4. (paired)
a. gemelo
We took photos of the cathedral's twin spires.Tomamos fotografías de los chapiteles gemelos de la catedral.
b. doble
The old man bought a twin pack of socks.El viejito compró un paquete doble de calcetines.
c. cuate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Look at those twin apple trees at the entrance to the orchard.Mira esos manzanos cuates a la entrada del huerto.
5. (linked)
a. hermano
As far as I know, we don't have a twin city.Hasta donde yo sé, no tenemos ninguna ciudad hermana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to link)
a. hermanar
Our city will be twinned with a small village in Australia.Nuestra ciudad se hermanará con un pueblecito de Australia.
7. (to combine)
a. combinar
You should twin that plaid skirt with a simple shirt.Debes combinar esa falda de tela escocesa con una blusa simple.
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