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Usage note
This word is often used with the diminutive suffix "-ito" in the sense shown in 4).
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
a. lamb
Los corderos nacieron con cinco minutos de diferencia.The lambs were born within five minutes of each other.
Al cordero que acaba de nacer le vamos a poner Cornelio.We're going to name the lamb that was just born Cornelius.
2. (culinary)
a. lamb
La abuelita preparó una pata de cordero para cenar.Granny made a leg of lamb for dinner.
3. (material)
a. lambskin
El bolso es muy caro porque está hecho de cordero.The purse is very expensive because it's made of lambskin.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
4. (meek person)
a. lamb
¡El hermano menor de Lourdes es un todo un corderito!Lourdes's little brother is such a lamb!
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
5. (Jesus Christ)
a. the Lamb
"El Cordero nos enseño a dar la otra mejilla," dijo el sacerdote."The Lamb instructed us to turn the other cheek," said the priest.
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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. (también fig)
a. lamb
Cordero, -a de Dioslamb of God
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corderoa cordera
(Zoología) lamb
¡no hay tales corderos! it's nothing of the sort!
es (como) un cordero he wouldn't say "boo" to a goose; he's as quiet as a mouse
cordero asado roast lamb
Cordero de Dios Lamb of God
cordero lechal young lamb
(piel) lambskin
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