kernel

kernel(
kuhr
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nuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (seed)
a. el grano
(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).
(M)
(grain)
I wonder how many kernels are in an ear of corn.Me pregunto cuántos granos hay en una mazorca de maíz.
Laura pulled back the husk, revealing the most beautiful, yellow corn kernels.Laura quitó la cáscara, mostrando los más bonitos y amarillos granos de maíz.
b. la pepita
(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).
(F)
(fruit)
You can throw out the kernels in the center of the melon.Puedes tirar las pepitas en el centro del melón.
c. la almendra
(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).
(F)
(nut)
The monkey removed the kernel from the nut and discarded the shell.El mono sacó la almendra del fruto seco y desechó la cáscara.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(most important part)
a. el núcleo
(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).
(M)
I think you've failed to comprehend the kernel of the problem.Creo que no acabas de comprender el núcleo del problema.
b. el meollo
(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).
(M)
The kernel of the issue is that there aren't enough volunteers.El meollo del asunto es que no hay suficientes voluntarios.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(small amount)
a. el grano
(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).
(M)
There isn't even a kernel of truth in the rumors they're spreading about me.No hay ni un grano de verdad de los rumores que están diciendo sobre mi.
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kernel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of nut)
a. la pepita
(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).
(F)
2. (of grain)
a. el grano
(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).
(M)
3. (fig)
a. el núcleo
(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).
(M)
(of problem)
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kernel [ˈkɜːnl]
noun
[of nut] almendra (f); (seed) [of fruit] pepita (f); pepa (f); (LAm) [of grain] grano (m); [of matter, question] meollo (m); núcleo (m)
a kernel of truth un grano de verdad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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