anchovy
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Usage note
The word "anchoa" is used in the north of Spain, while the word "boquerón" is used in the south.
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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. (animal)
a. la anchoa
(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).
Anchovies look a lot like sardines, but they're longer and thinner.Las anchoas se parecen mucho a las sardinas, pero son más largas y delgadas.
b. el boquerón
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The anchovy is low on the food chain and serves as an important food source for many other fishes.El boquerón está en un nivel bajo de la cadena alimenticia y sirve de fuente importante de alimentación para muchos otros peces.
2. (culinary)
a. la anchoa
(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).
Would you like some anchovies in your Caesar salad?¿Te gustarían unas anchoas en tu ensalada César?
b. el boquerón
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I love eating anchovies and olives with a glass of vermouth in the afternoon.Me encanta comer boquerones y aceitunas con un vermut por la tarde.
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anchovy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la anchoa
(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).
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anchovy [ˈæntʃəvɪ]
noun
(live, fresh) boquerón (m); (salted, tinned) anchoa (f);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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