A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (agriculture)
a. el engorde
(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).
Cattle fattening for beef production have become an important business.El engorde de ganado para la producción de carne vacuna se ha convertido en un negocio importante.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (that weight gain)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The nutritionists keep changing their minds about which foods are fattening.Los nutricionistas cambian de opinión a cada rato acerca de qué alimentos hacen engordar.
This chocolate is delicious. If it weren't so fattening, I'd eat it every day.Este chocolate es delicioso. Si no engordara tanto, lo comería todos los días.
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fattening [ˈfætnɪŋ]
[+food] que hace engordar
chocolate is fattening el chocolate engorda
(Agr) engorde (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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