ladybug

ladybug(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la mariquita
(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)
Farmers like ladybugs, because they feed on pests such as aphids.A los agricultores les gustan las mariquitas porque se alimentan de las plagas, como los pulgones.
b. la vaca de San Antón
(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)
My daughter came running through the house to show me a ladybug that she caught.Mi hija vino corriendo por la casa para enseñarme una vaca de San Antón que atrapó.
c. la vaquita de San Antonio
(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)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
I was surprised to see so many black ladybugs around this year.Me sorprendió ver tantas vaquitas de San Antonio por ahí este año.
d. la chinita
(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)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Some say that if a ladybug lands on your body, it can be a sign of good luck.Se dicen que si una chinita se te posa en el cuerpo, es señal de buena fortuna.
e. el San Antonio
(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)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Surprisingly, the ladybugs did substantial damage to our crops this year.Sorprendentemente, los San Antonios dañaron nuestra cosecha sustancialmente este año.
f. la petaca
(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)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Unlike the rest of his friends, Juan thinks that ladybugs are hideous creatures.A diferencia del resto de sus amigos, Juan cree que las petacas son criaturas repugnantes.
g. la catarina
(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)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Ladybugs are great for gardens because they eat aphids and mites.Las catarinas son buenas para los jardines porque comen pulgones y ácaros.
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