banana
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banana(
buh
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nah
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nuh
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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. (fruit)
a. el plátano
(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).
The bananas from the Canary Islands are very tasty.Los plátanos de las Islas Canarias son muy sabrosos.
b. el banano
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
I added some slices of banana to my cereal.Le añadí a mi cereal unas rodajas de banano.
c. la banana
(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).
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
After the tennis match, I ate a banana to regain my energy.Después del partido de tenis, me comí una banana para recuperar fuerzas.
d. el cambur
(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 Venezuela
(Venezuela)
You have to peel the banana before eating it.Tienes que pelar el cambur antes de comértelo.
e. el guineo
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
These bananas are overripe. Let's use them for bread.Estos guineos están demasiado maduros. Usémoslos para un pan.
2. (botany)
a. el plátano
(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).
My aunt and uncle grow bananas on their plantation.Mi tía y mi tío cultivan plátanos en su plantación.
b. el banano
(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).
We have several bananas growing in our yard.Tenemos varios bananos creciendo en el jardín.
c. la banana
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Ildo has a lot of bananas on his farm.Ildo tiene muchas bananas en su finca.
d. el platanero
(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).
The banana is not a tree, but a plant.El platanero no es un árbol, sino una planta.
e. la platanera
(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).
The banana blooms in November.La platanera florece en noviembre.
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banana
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el plátano
(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).
b. el banano
(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).
c. la banana
(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).
(River Plate)
d. el cambur
(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 Venezuela
(Venezuela)
2. (colloquial)
a.
to be bananasestar como una cabra or
3. (colloquial)
a.
to go bananasponerse hecho(a) un basilisco
4. (colloquial)
a.
banana republicrepública bananera
banana skinpiel f de plátano or
banana splitbanana split m
banana treeplatanero bananero m
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banana [bəˈnɑːnə]
noun
(fruit) plátano (m); banana (f); (LAm) (tree) platanero (m); banano (m); (LAm)
modifier
banana boat (n) barco (m) bananero
banana republic (n) república (f) bananera
banana skin (n) piel (f) de plátano; problema (m) no previsto
banana tree (n) platanero (m); banano (m); (LAm)
bananas [bəˈnɑːnəz]
adjective
chalado (informal)
to go bananas perder la chaveta (informal);over por;
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banana
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banana(
bah
-
nah
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fruit)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. banana
Las bananas y las manzanas están en la cesta.The bananas and the apples are in the basket.
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. banana tree
Las bananas necesitan luz solar y riego constante.Banana trees require sunlight and constant watering.
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banana
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. banana
banana splitbanana split
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banana
especialmente (Latinoamérica) (fruta) banana; (árbol) banana tree;
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