Learn the Spanish word for carrot

The Spanish for carrot is la zanahoria.

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The word in Spanish for carrot is

la zanahoria

... so imagine an impatient mum telling her daughter who is eating a large carrot, "SuZANNA, HURRY YA dinner up!.

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The word in Spanish for carrot is la zanahoria. Being a feminine word, a female character is used. Remembering words with Memory Triggers© like this makes learning and recalling words so much easier. ©exceltra 200 Words a Day! 2007

And did you know?... a carrot is not always a carrot!

el zanahoria (m) / la zanahoria (f)

in a colloquial, familiar sense can also mean:

an idiot, a stupid person, a straitlaced person and even an old fogey! - particularly in Venezuela and the River Plate Region of South America.

And, as an adjective zanahoria (f) can mean:

straitlaced, stupid, square (conservative), idiotic

Su hijo/hija es un poco zanahoria. = His son/daughter is a bit idiotic (a bit of an idiot).

Some more useful words and phrases related to la zanahoria. The more words you learn the more you will recognize... and the more rapidly they will build together.

el jugo de zanahoria (m) = carrot juice (Latin America)
el zumo de zanahoria (m) = carrot juice (Spain)

La zanahoria posee vitamina A. = Carrots possess Vitamin A.

la táctica del palo y la zanahoria = the carrot and stick approach.
una política de incentivos y amenazas = a carrot and stick policy (incentives and threats).

Un chiste (a joke):

La zanahoria es muy buena para la vista. Donde has visto un conejo con anteojos? = Carrots are very healthy for your eyesight. Where have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?


Every word in our Learn Spanish - 200 Words a Day! software programme is taught with given a memory trigger and picture, and matched with native speakers pronouncing the words correctly.

How do you remember the GENDER of the Spanish word for carrot which is la zanahoria

Notice if the main character of the MEMORY TRIGGER© picture is a male/female?

With all our lessons we teach you to remember the gender with the word, because this is very important in Spanish. In Spanish nouns are either masculine or feminine.

  • Masculine nouns feature a male main character, and the voice recordings on these courses on their CD's is read by a male native Spanish speaker. Masculine words have the word 'el' before them (el means 'the').
  • Feminine nouns feature a female main character and the voice recordings on these courses on their CD's is read by a female native Spanish speaker. Feminine words have the word 'la' before them (la also means 'the').
When trying to remember whether a word is masculine or feminine, the answer lies in the picture. Remember scientists tell us that the brain never forgets a picture. And when you have learned the picture, it is there to 'pop'up into your head, when you need it!

To learn more about learning and remembering the gender of Spanish nouns click on this link.

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Wherever possible, and where appropriate we use famous people in the Memory Trigger to assist recall because they are easier to remember. In this case the celebrity or famous person is ?celeb?

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If you ever think "How do you say carrot in Spanish," and you have done our courses, you will find that the Memory Trigger© picture tends to just pop into your mind. The hook is there in the subconscious. Sometimes, if it is a Spanish word that you have not heard or used for some time, just a part of the picture comes back, then this leads to remembering another part. The more hooks of the Memory Trigger© that you can remember - the features, characters, actions, sound, text etc, the easier is the recall.

What happens when words in Spanish are similar to the English

In this case we incorporate the colours of the Spanish flag into the picture, or even a Spanish flag itself. The colours of the Spanish flag are red and yellow.

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