carrot
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carrot(
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riht
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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. (botany)
a. la zanahoria
(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).
Mabel planted the garden with carrots, lettuce, and cilantro.Mabel sembró el jardín con zanahoria, lechuga y cilantro.
2. (vegetable)
a. la zanahoria
(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).
Carrots are good for your vision.Las zanahorias son buenas para la visión.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(incentive)
a. la zanahoria
(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).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
That company has a carrot-and-stick policy.Esa compañía tiene una política de palo y zanahoria.
b. el incentivo
(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).
Without the carrot, the stick may be ineffective.Sin incentivo, el garrote puede que sea inefectivo.
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carrot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la zanahoria
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to hold out a carrotmostrar un señuelo
to use the carrot and stick approachprometer premios si se trabaja bien y amenazar con castigos si no
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carrot [ˈkærət]
noun
zanahoria (f)
to dangle a carrot in front of sb or offer sb a carrot ofrecer un incentivo a algn
They will be set targets, with a carrot of extra cash if they achieve them
modifier
carrot cake (n) pastel (m) de zanahoria
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "carrot"
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carrot cake
el pastel de zanahoria
carrot juice
jugo de zanahoria
baby carrot
la zanahoria baby
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