An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. la mayonesa
(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).
I'd like a hamburger with lettuce, ketchup, mayo, pickles, and tomatoes.Me gustaría una hamburguesa con lechuga, catsup, mayonesa, pepinillos y tomates.
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (month)
a. May
Se dice que las lluvias de abril traen las flores de mayo.They say that April showers bring May flowers.
2. (May Day pole)
a. maypole
Los jóvenes pusieron el mayo en el centro del pueblo.The young men put the maypole up in the center of the town.
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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. (general)
a. May
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1 (mes) May
el primero de mayo May Day; el mayo francés May 68
El mundo recuerda todavía el Mayo francés del 68 son hijos generacionales del mayo francés
2 (palo) maypole
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