Translation of lamb in Spanish:

lamb

Pronunciation: /læm/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (young sheep) cordero (masculine); (over one year old) borrego (masculine) he just stood there like a lamb se quedó allí como atontado she took it like a lamb se lo tomó muy mansamente the Lamb of God [Religion/Religión] el Cordero de Dios like a lamb to the slaughter como cordero que llevan al matadero
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    • More than 90% of the sheep were marked as lambs, and all rams were individually identifiable.
    • We are told that dogs are presently loose in the fields at night, and are a danger to the sheep and their young lambs.
    • A farmer has lost all his sheep, 300 lambs among them, shot by young men from Her Majesty's Armed Forces, whose sergeant had been reduced to hidden tears.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable [Cookery/Cocina] cordero (masculine)
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    • Grilled steak, pork roast, sautéed lamb chops, or roast chicken would make a perfect pairing.
    • Main courses included roast beef, lamb and pork from the carvery, steak and kidney pie, poached chicken with mushroom and asparagus sauce and vegetable lasagne.
    • You need best end of neck lamb chops but don't over-trim them; leave a little fat on for flavour.
    1.3 countable/numerable (as term of endearment) be a lamb and … sé bueno y … the poor lamb's exhausted el pobrecito está rendido

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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