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egg(
ehg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el huevo
(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).
I ate an egg for breakfast.Desayuné un huevo.
b. el blanquillo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
She likes to eat scrambled eggs.Le gusta comer blanquillos revueltos.
2. (reproduction)
a. el óvulo
(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).
(human)
An egg donor can help an infertile woman have a baby.Una donante de óvulos puede ayudar a una mujer estéril tener un bebé.
b. el huevo
(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).
Frogs lay their eggs in water.Las ranas ponen sus huevos en el agua.
c. el blanquillo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hen)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
A hen lays an average of six eggs per week.Una gallina pone un promedio de seis blanquillos por semana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to throw eggs at)
a. lanzar huevos a
They are going to egg his car.Van a lanzar huevos a su carro.
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egg
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of animal, food)
a. el huevo
(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 blanquillo
(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).
egg cuphuevera f
egg timerreloj de arena (para medir el tiempo que tarda en cocerse un huevo)
egg whiteclara (de huevo)
egg yolkyema (de huevo)
2. (reproductive cell)
a. el óvulo
(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).
3. (idioms)
a.
to be a good/bad eggser buena/mala gente
to have egg on one's facehaber quedado en ridículo
4. (prov)
a.
don't put all your eggs in one basketno te lo juegues todo a una sola carta no pongas todos los huevos en la misma canasta
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egg [eɡ]
noun
1 huevo (m); blanquillo (m); (Méx) (cell) óvulo (m)
fried/scrambled/soft-boiled/hard-boiled egg huevo (m) frito/revuelto/pasado por agua/duro; boiled egg huevo (m) pasado por agua; huevo (m) a la copa; (And) (S. Cone)
to have egg on one's face quedar en ridículo
as sure as eggs are or is eggs como que dos y dos son cuatro; sin ningún género de dudas
don't put all your eggs in one basket no te lo juegues todo a una carta
2 (person)
bad egg sinvergüenza (m); she's a good egg es una buena persona
modifier
egg beater (n) batidor (m) de huevos; (US) helicóptero (m)
egg cup (n) huevera (f)
egg custard (n) natillas (f)
egg flip (n) ponche (m) (de huevo)
egg roll (n) (sandwich) panecito (m) de huevo duro; (paté) paté a base de huevo con carne de cerdo y legumbres
egg timer (n) reloj (m) de arena para cocer huevos; (para cocer huevos)
egg whisk (n) batidor (m) de huevos
egg white (n) clara (f) de huevo
egg yolk (n) yema (f) de huevo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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