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"Zanahoria" is a noun which is often translated as "carrot", and "champiñón" is a noun which is often translated as "mushroom". Learn more about the difference between "zanahoria" and "champiñón" 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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champiñón(
chahm
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pee
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nyohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. mushroom
¿Por qué no añadimos unos champiñones a la ensalada?Let's add some mushrooms to the salad.
2. (botany)
a. mushroom
Los champiñones crecen en lugares oscuros.Mushrooms grow in dark places.
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