spawn
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spawn(
span
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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. (biology)
a. la freza
(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).
Only a small fraction of the frog's spawn will develop into an adult frog.Sólo una pequeña parte de la freza de la rana se convertirá en rana adulta.
b. la hueva
(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 trout are feasting on the salmon spawn.Las truchas se están dando un banquete de hueva de salmón.
c. las huevas
(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).
Sturgeon spawn is consumed as a delicacy by many people.Muchas personas consumen las huevas de esturión como un manjar.
d. las semillas
(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).
(of mushrooms)
We spread some sawdust that was inoculated with spawn on an old log in order to cultivate mushrooms.Esparcimos aserrín inoculado con semillas sobre un viejo tronco para cultivar hongos.
2. (offspring)
a. la prole
(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).
Romano drives his spawn to school in a minivan.Romano lleva a su prole a la escuela en una camioneta.
3. (unpleasant creation)
a. el engendro
(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).
Raul's such a jerk. I usually refer to him as "the devil's spawn."Raúl es un verdadero patán. Suelo referirme a él como "el engendro del diablo".
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to generate)
a. engendrar
The invasion destabilized the region and spawned terrorism globally.La invasión desestabilizó la región y engendró terrorismo en todo el mundo.
b. generar
The book spawned a series of movies.El libro generó una serie de películas.
c. producir
The movie spawned a new line of clothing.La película produjo una nueva línea de ropa.
5. (to give birth to)
a. engendrar
A donkey and a mare spawned a mule.Un burro y una yegua engendraron una mula.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to deposit eggs)
a. desovar
Salmon swim upstream to spawn.Los salmones nadan a contracorriente para desovar.
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spawn
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of frog, fish)
a. la hueva
(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 transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (give rise to)
a. generar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (fish)
a. desovar
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spawn [spɔːn]
noun
1 [of fish, frogs] freza (f); huevas (f); [of mushrooms] semillas (f)
2 (offspring) prole (f)
intransitive verb
frezar
transitive verb
engendrar; producir
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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