Quick answer
"Cows" is a form of "cow", a noun which is often translated as "la vaca". "Dogs" is a form of "dog", a noun which is often translated as "el perro". Learn more about the difference between "cows" and "dogs" below.
cow(
kau
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. la vaca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(female bovine)
We walked across a field full of cows.Atravesamos un campo lleno de vacas.
b. la hembra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(female elephant, whale, seal)
The cow will suckle her pups for several months.La hembra amamantará a su cría durante varios meses.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(nasty or stupid woman)
a. la bruja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I hate my stepmother. She's a cow!Odio a mi madrastra. ¡Es una bruja!
b. la estúpida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My ex-boyfriend is going out with a real cow.Mi ex-novio está saliendo con una verdadera estúpida.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to intimidate)
a. intimidar
She refused to be cowed by this threat.No se dejó intimidar por esta amenaza.
b. acobardar
She could cow him with one glance.Podía acobardarlo con una sola mirada.
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dog(
dag
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el perro
(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).
, la perra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My dog is a German Shepherd.Mi perro es un pastor alemán.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wicked person)
a. el bribón
(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).
, la bribona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My coworker is a lazy dog; I'm always having to do his work.Mi colega es un bribón perezoso; siempre le tengo que estar haciendo el trabajo.
b. el canalla
(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).
, la canalla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That dog started cheating on his girlfriend almost as soon as they started going out.Ese canalla le pegó cuernos a su novia prácticamente tan pronto empezaron a salir.
3.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(unattractive woman)
a. el adefesio
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Claire would spend hours primping because she didn't want to look like a dog.Claire pasaba horas arreglándose porque no quería parecer un adefesio.
b. el bagre
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Matt gave Bob a thrashing for calling his sister a dog.Matt le dio una golpiza a Bob por llamar bagre a su hermana.
c. el callo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Rosalia might not be the most beautiful girl in the world, but she's not a dog either.Puede que Rosalía no sea la chica más guapa del mundo, pero tampoco es un callo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to follow)
a. seguir
The neighborhood bullies dogged him all the way to his house.Los matones del vecindario lo siguieron el camino entero hasta llegar a su casa.
5. (to plague)
a. perseguir
He has been dogged by scandal his entire career.El escándalo lo ha perseguido durante su carrera entera.
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