alga
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The plural of "alga" is "algae."
alga(
ahl
-
guh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el alga
(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).
It is thought that the first land plants had their origins in a marine alga.Se cree que las primeras plantas terrestres tuvieron su origen en un alga marina.
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alga [ˈælɡə]
noun
algae (plural) [ˈældʒiː] alga (f)
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alga
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Usage note
Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the definite article "el" in the singular.
alga(
ahl
-
gah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (culinary)
a. seaweed
Si el arroz de sushi no está frío, el alga se puede romper.If the sushi rice is not cold, the seaweed might break.
2. (botany)
a. seaweed (in the sea)
El buzo quedó atascado entre las algas.The diver got stuck in the seaweed.
b. waterweed (in fresh water)
Añadí un par de algas de decoración en el acuario.I added a couple of waterweeds in the fish tank as decoration.
c. alga
Este tipo de alga crece en aguas poco profundas.This variety of alga grows in shallow waters.
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alga
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
algasseaweed
2. (biology)
a.
un algaa piece of seaweed
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alga
seaweed; alga
alga tóxica toxic alga
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alga marina
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