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American English: /læm/
British English: /lam/

Translation of lamb in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (young sheep)
    (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)
    el Cordero de Dios
    like a lamb to the slaughter
    como cordero que llevan al matadero
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 uncountable (Cooking)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 countable (as term of endearment)be a lamb and …
    sé bueno y …
    the poor lamb's exhausted
    el pobrecito está rendido

intransitive verb

  • (ewe)
    Example sentences
    • With ewes lambing now, lambs for slaughter are in short supply.
    • The RSPCA was the first agency to begin making a real difference to animal welfare problems when it became clear that thousands of ewes were lambing in appalling conditions, because of movement restrictions.
    • If the first few ewes lamb with poor milk supply - seek help and take action.
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