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perezoso (peh-reh-zoh'-soh)

adjective ( lazy, indolent, slothful; slow, sluggish )

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1. ¡No seas tan perezoso! ¡Ayúdame!

Don't be so lazy! Help me!

2. No soy perezoso para nada; tengo que tener algo para hacer.

I am not lazy at all; I have to have something to do.

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Este amiguito es conocido como "perezoso" pero no es nada flojo sólo tiene un metabolismo lento. Su pariente de hace 8000 años era el Megatherium, un animal casi tan grande como un elefante actual.

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This buddy is called "perezoso" (lazy in spanish) but it isn't lazy; it only has a slow metabolism. Its ancestor from 8000 years ago was the megatherium, a beast almost as large as today's elephant.

  • Wow!! :) - iana01 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • "...lazy; it only has a slow metabolism..." y "the megatherium, a beast..." :) Qué interesante! - vanecessary Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • or "...lazy; it just has a slow metabolism..." :) - vanecessary Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Xtiagox, your buddy is verrrrrrrrrrrrry young: a perezosito ;-) I have posted some of its family members. - mcl020 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • ..."it just has a slow metabolism. ...the megatherium, a beast... - rac1 Apr 20, 2012 flag
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This thing can never be lazy, the brain. Esta cosa nunca puede ser perezosa, el cerebro.

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Some people can be lazy and work at the same time.

Algunas personas pueden ser perezosas y trabajar a la tiempo mismo.

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¿Quien te dijo eso? Yo no soy perezoso, soy un poco lento.

Who told you that? I am not lazy, I am a little sluggish.

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  • jejeje, Good one, Amiga!! Silvy, here it is beautiful day, the sun shines!! I hope sunshine will soon come there where you live!! ;))) Have a nice day, Silvy! :)) - iana01 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Thank you so much, Iany! I've already received a little bit of your sun!:))) - Silvia_Tcher Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • What a smart snail! - annierats Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • I am glad Silvy, and to be honest, I can see it arrived to your place, because here it is a bit cloudy now. jejejeejej. But it is ok. Now it is your turn to have a bit of sunshine, amiga!! ;))) - iana01 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • jajajaja, lets wait what will be the rest of the day, maybe it will shine for both of us! Annie, this is also an art snail!:))) - Silvia_Tcher Apr 20, 2012 flag
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Si tú eres perezoso, entonces no podrás conseguir muchas cosas. If you're lazy, you can't accomplish very much.

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No puedo soportar a la gente perezosa.

I can't stand lazy people.

Animales perezosos, sí.

Lazy animals, yes.


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Trabajo duro entre semana, pero el fin de semana puedo ser perezoso.

Weekdays I work hard, but on the weekend I can be lazy.

  • I love Bart! - rac1 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • nice nice ! - náufrago Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Tienes todo el derecho de ser un poco perezoso, si es lo que quieres. - -cae- Apr 21, 2012 flag
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No siempre soy tan perezoso.

I'm not always so lazy.

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Where I live, if someone is lying around doing nothing, people call the person “lazy bones.”

Donde yo vivo, cuando alguien está por ahí sin hacer nada, la gente llame a la persona "huesos de perezosos."

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I believe people are not lazy. They are probably just tired or very busy.

Creo que las personas no son perezosas. Quizá, solamente están cansadas o muy ocupadas.

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  • Hola Iana...:)) - livas2010 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Hola Livas... :)) - iana01 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • jeje, in this respect I am the laziest person ever:))) ¡Hola, amiga! A sunny day for you! Here is raining!:) - Silvia_Tcher Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • hola Amiga, Silvy, Here it is beautiful day. Sun shines.:))) I will send you some sushine there , if you want. ;)) - iana01 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Always appreciate a lil but sunshine! :))) ¡Gracias, amiga!:)) - Silvia_Tcher Apr 20, 2012 flag
6 Vote

Mi amigo perezoso me dijo que compraría un cubo de Rubik nuevo la próxima semana eso es como en esta imagen.

My lazy friend told me that he would buy a new Rubix cube next week that is like in this image.

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  • marron zorro - just a typo . . . - JeffT Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Hola Livas! jejej, Good picture ;)) - iana01 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • "... like the one in this image..." sounds a little better :) - vanecessary Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Good! - rac1 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • "... que es como el de la imagen". - -cae- Apr 21, 2012 flag
5 Vote

Soy perezosa en algunas cosas, por ejemplo en las tareas de la casa, pero no soy perezosa aprendiendo español.

I am lazy about some things, housework for example, but I am not lazy about learning Spanish.

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  • Great! I need some inspiration today to learn Spanish. Me siento perezosa. - 00a50c57 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • :):):) - rac1 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • "Soy perezosa en algunas cosas, por ejemplo en las tareas de la casa, pero no soy perezosa aprendiendo español." - -cae- Apr 21, 2012 flag
  • Gracias caefuego por ayudarme otra vez. - jennysk Apr 22, 2012 flag
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"Lazy men get active when it's time to sleep."

"Los hombres perezosos se hacen activos cuando es tiempo de dormir." enter image description here

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Are you lazy or indecisive?

¿Eres Tienes perezoso o indeciso?

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  • Confronting one, katy ;-) - mcl020 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • I'm lazy,,no, I'm indecisive,,, no lazy....no...I'm going to lay down.:))) - Ranman Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Hola! - rac1 Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Hola katy, tu enunciado necesita una pequeña corrección: ¿Tienes pereza o indesición? / ¿Eres perezoso o indeciso?. En español "tener" una cualidad o defecto puede ser temporal como tener pereza sólo por las mañanas al despertar. - xtiagox Apr 20, 2012 flag
  • Por otro lado cuando se usa ser estamos describiendo un razgo primordial de la persona por ejemplo si digo que "Yo soy vanidoso"; quiero decir que ayer, hoy mismo y tal ves mañana seguiré siendo vanidoso. - xtiagox Apr 20, 2012 flag
5 Vote

Sólo las personas mayores tienen el derecho de estar perezosos - se lo han ganado.

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Only older people have the right to be lazy - they have earned it.

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