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"Walnut" is a noun which is often translated as "la nuez", and "nut" is a noun which is also often translated as "la nuez". Learn more about the difference between "walnut" and "nut" below.
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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. (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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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (food)
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).
I don't like brownies with nuts in them.No me gustan los brownies con nueces.
b. el fruto seco
(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).
It's very common to have an allergy to nuts.La alergia a los frutos secos es muy común.
2. (construction)
a. la tuerca
(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).
We still need another nut to finish the shelf.Todavía necesitamos otra tuerca para acabar el estante.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(follower)
a. el fan
(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 fan
(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).
My father has always been a soccer nut.Mi padre siempre ha sido un fan del fútbol.
b. el fanático
(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 fanática
(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).
She's a nut when it comes to baseball.Ella es una fanática del béisbol.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(crazy person)
a. el loco
(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 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).
He drives like a nut.Maneja como un loco.
b. el chiflado
(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 chiflada
(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)
Your ex-boyfriend was a total nut.Tu ex-novio era un verdadero chiflado.
5. (head)
a. el coco
(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)
You've got to start using your nut or you'll fail out of that class.Tienes que empezar a usar el coco o suspenderás el curso.
nuts
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(crazy)
a. loco
My teacher is completely nuts.Mi maestro está totalmente loco.
b. chiflado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Don't talk to me; you're nuts!No me hables. ¡Estás chiflado!
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(testicles)
a. los huevos
(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 crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
My youngest nephew punched me in the nuts.Mi sobrino menor me dio un puñetazo en los huevos.
NUT
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
8. (National Union of Teachers) (United Kingdom)
a. el sindicato británico de profesores
(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).
Mr. Jones is a member of NUT, which advocates for better working conditions for teachers.El Sr. Jones es miembro del sindicato británico de profesores, que propugna mejores condiciones laborales para maestros.
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