Quick answer
"Cows" is a form of "cow", a noun which is often translated as "la vaca". "Horses" is a form of "horse", a noun which is often translated as "el caballo". Learn more about the difference between "cows" and "horses" 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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horse(
hawrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el caballo
(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).
There are wild horses in the national park.Hay caballos salvajes en el parque nacional.
2. (gymnastics)
a. el potro
(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).
You have to run very quickly and then vault the horse.Tienes que correr muy rápido y entonces saltar el potro.
3. (cavalry)
a. la caballería
(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).
During World War II, horses were largely replaced by the infantry.Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la caballería fue principalmente reemplazada por la infantería.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(heroin)
a. el caballo
(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).
They hid the horse inside the car's wheels.Ocultaron el caballo en las ruedas del carro.
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