lemon(
leh
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muhn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. el limón
(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 like to dress my salads with a squirt of lemon.Me gusta aliñar las ensaladas con un chorrito de limón.
b. la lima
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Shall I put a slice of lemon in your gin and tonic?¿Pongo una rodaja de lima en tu gin-tonic?
2. (botany)
a. el limonero
(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).
My grandmother has a beautiful lemon in her garden.Mi abuela tiene un limonero hermoso en su jardín.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dud)
a. la porquería
(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).
The car you bought is a total lemon. It doesn't even have brakes.El carro que compraste es una verdadera porquería. Ni tiene frenos.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fool)
a. el bobo
(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).
, la boba
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That lemon never gets anything right.Ese bobo nunca hace las cosas bien.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (color)
a. amarillo limón
That lemon dress looks amazing on your olive skin.Ese vestido amarillo limón va de maravilla con tu piel morena.
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lemon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruit)
a. el limón
(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).
2. (color)
a. el amarillo limón
(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).
lemon curdcrema de limón
lemon solemendo limón
lemon squeezerexprimidor m, exprimelimones inv
lemon teaté con limón
lemon treelimonero m
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I felt like a real lemonme sentí como un verdadero merluzo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
lemon (colored)(color) amarillo limón
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lemon [ˈlemən]
noun
1 (fruit) limón (m); (tree) limonero (m); (drink) limonada (f)
2 boboaboba (m) (f);a boba
I felt a bit of a lemon me sentí como un auténtico imbécil; you lemon! ¡bobo!
adjective
[+colour] amarillo limón
modifier
lemon cheese lemon curd (n) crema (f) de limón
lemon grove (n) limonar (m)
lemon juice (n) zumo (m) or jugo (m) de limón; (LAm)
lemon squash (n) limonada (f) sin burbujas; (sin burbujas)
lemon sole (n) (Britain) platija (f)
lemon squeezer (n) exprimelimones (m); exprimidor (m)
lemon tea (n) (m) con limón
lemon tree (n) limonero (m)
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