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"Walnut" is a noun which is often translated as "la nuez", and "hazelnut" is a noun which is often translated as "la avellana". Learn more about the difference between "walnut" and "hazelnut" below.
walnut(
wal
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nuht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nut)
a. la nuez
(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).
He's allergic to walnuts.Él es alérgico a las nueces.
b. la nuez de Castilla
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
We ate walnuts at Christmas.Comimos nueces de Castilla en Navidad.
2. (botany)
a. el nogal
(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).
Walnuts are beautiful trees.Los nogales son árboles hermosos.
3. (wood)
a. el nogal
(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 dining room table is made of walnut.La mesa del comedor es de nogal.
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hazelnut(
hey
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zuhl
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nuht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la avellana
(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).
De postre hay helado de chocolate con trocitos de avellana.There's chocolate ice cream with hazenut bits for dessert.
Her favorite snack is a handful of hazelnuts.Su tentempié favorito es un puñado de avellanas.
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