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"Zanahoria" is a noun which is often translated as "carrot", and "cebolla" is a noun which is often translated as "onion". Learn more about the difference between "zanahoria" and "cebolla" below.
zanahoria(
sah
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nah
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oh
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ryah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (vegetable)
a. carrot
Se dice que comer zanahorias es bueno para la visión.They say that eating carrots is good for your vision.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (stupid) (Southern Cone)
a. fool
Si todavía la quieres después de lo que hizo, eres un zanahoria.If you still love her after what she did, you're a fool.
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cebolla(
seh
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boh
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yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (vegetable)
a. onion
Siempre pone cebolla picada en sus tacos.He always puts chopped onions on his tacos.
2. (tulip)
a. bulb
Puedes criar una planta de tulipán desde la cebolla de tulipán.You can grow a tulip plant from the tulip bulb.
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