An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to milk)
a. milk
Las industrias ganaderas y lecheras aumentaron sus ingresos.The cattle-raising and milk industries increased their income.
b. dairy
En nuestro rancho tenemos más de 200 vacas lecheras.We have more than 200 dairy cows on our ranch.
2. (fortunate) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. lucky
¿No te llamaron a filas para el ejército? ¡Qué lechero eres!You weren't drafted for the army? You're so lucky!
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
3. (occupation)
a. milkman (masculine)
Compré dos botellas de leche del lechero.I bought two bottles of milk from the milkman.
b. milkwoman (feminine)
La lechera pasteurizó la leche en el barril.The milkwoman pasteurized the milk in the barrel.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (container)
a. milk jug
El repartidor de leche me dejó unos nuevos lecheros en el umbral.The milkman left a few new milk jugs on my doorstep.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. milk, dairy
producción lecheramilk production
vaca lecheradairy cow
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (persona)
a. milkman, milkwoman
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lecheroa lechera
1 [+producción, cuota] milk; [+productos, vaca] dairy
ganado lechero dairy cattle
2 (Latinoamérica) (suertudo) lucky
3 (México) (tacaño) mean; stingy (familiar)
4 (Caribe) (codicioso) greedy; grasping
(granjero) dairy farmer; (distribuidor) milkman/milkwoman;
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