A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (culinary)
a. garlic
Corta el ajo y las cebollas mientras yo pelo las papas.Chop the garlic and the onions while I peel the potatoes.
El doctor me dijo que el ajo es muy bueno para el corazón.The doctor told me that garlic is very good for the heart.
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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. (general)
a. garlic
2. (culinary)
ajo blancocold garlic soup
ajo tiernogreen stalk of young garlic plant
3. (colloquial)
¡ajo y agua!too bad!, tough!
4. (fig)
andar o estar en el ajoto be in on it
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1 (Botánica) (Culin) garlic
un ajo a clove of garlic; (salsa) garlic sauce
¡ajo y agua! you've just got to put up with it!
harto de ajos ill-bred; common
(tieso) como un ajo high and mighty; stuck-up (familiar)
estar como el ajo (S. Cone) to feel miserable
andar en el ajo
estar en el ajo
(involucrado) to be mixed up in it; (enterado) to be in on the secret
revolver el ajo to stir up trouble
ajo tierno young garlic
2 (palabrota) swearword; oath; curse
echar ajos y cebollas
soltar ajos y cebollas
to swear like a trooper; let fly (familiar)
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