sprout
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sprout(
spraut
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el brote
(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).
Locals eat the sprouts of this plant raw.Los lugareños se comen los brotes de esta planta crudos.
One day, this tiny sprout will grow into a huge oak tree.Algún día, este diminuto brote crecerá hasta llegar a ser un enorme roble.
b. el retoño
(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).
The sprouts are difficult to recognize, because they are a different color when they are adult flowers.Los retoños son difíciles de reconocer porque son de un color diferente cuando son flores adultas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (botany)
a. echar retoños
It's nice to see all the plants sprouting at the start of every spring.Qué bonito es ver todas las plantas echar retoños al comienzo de la primavera.
b. brotar (leaf)
Leaves sprouted everywhere and filled the garden with green.Las hojas brotaron por todas partes y llenaron el jardín de verde.
c. germinar (seeds)
Sit the seeds on a damp towel for three days, and they should start to sprout.Pon las semillas en una toalla húmeda por tres días, y deberían empezar a germinar.
d. retoñar
Because of the drought, nothing in my mother's garden sprouted this year.Por la sequía, nada retoñó en el jardín de mi madre este año.
e. salir
The buds are finally starting to sprout on the perennial's branches.Los brotes finalmente están empezando a salir en las ramas de las plantas perennes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (botany)
a. echar
Now that spring has arrived, you can expect all the trees to start sprouting shoots.Ahora que la primavera ha llegado, puedes esperar que todos los árboles empiecen a echar retoños.
4. (to grow quickly)
a. salir
Usually, calves start sprouting horns between three and four weeks.Normalmente, a los becerros les salen los cuernos entres las tres y cuatro semanas.
sprouts
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (vegetable)
a. los brotes
(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).
Sprouts are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and proteins.Los brotes son una fuente excelente de vitaminas, minerales y proteínas.
b. los germinados
(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).
Sprouts are safer to eat when they are cooked instead of raw.Es más seguro comer germinados cuando están cocinados en vez de crudos.
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sprout
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of plant)
a. el brote
(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).
(Brussels) sproutscoles or
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to sprout a mustache/a bearddejarse crecer el bigote/la barba
he's starting to sprout a beardle está saliendo barba
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (leaves, hair)
a. brotar
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sprout [spraʊt]
noun
1 (from bulb, seeds) brote (m); retoño (m)
2 (also Brussels sprout) col (f) de Bruselas
transitive verb
echar; hacerse
to sprout new leaves echar hojas nuevas; the calf is sprouting horns le salen los cuernos al ternero; the town is sprouting new buildings en la ciudad se levantan edificios nuevos
intransitive verb
(bud) brotar; retoñar; echar retoños; (grow quickly) crecer rápidamente
skyscrapers are sprouting up se están levantando rascacielos por todos lados
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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