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"Creole" is a noun which is often translated as "el criollo", and "pidgin" is a noun which is often translated as "el pidgin". Learn more about the difference between "Creole" and "pidgin" below.
Creole(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (a creolized language that is the native language of a speech community)
a. el criollo
(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).
My mom spoke Portuguese creole with us, but my dad spoke only French.Mi mamá nos hablaba en criollo portugués, pero my papa solo nos hablaba en francés.
2. (Haitian Creole language)
a. el criollo
(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).
Though the majority of the population speaks Creole, schools in Haiti use French.A pesar de que la mayoría de la población habla criollo, en las escuelas de Haití se enseña en francés.
3. (Louisiana Creole language)
a. el criollo
(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 lot of people in this part of Louisiana speak Creole.Mucha gente de esta parte de Louisiana habla criollo.
4. (person of French descent born in Louisiana)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el criollo
(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 criolla
(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).
Zydeco is perhaps the most important musical contribution of the Creoles.El zydeco es quizás la contribución musical de mayor importancia de los criollos.
5. (person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America)
a. el criollo
(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 criolla
(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 no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
The South American Creoles of the upper class led the process of independence of the Spanish colonies.Los criollos suramericanos de la clase alta lideraron el proceso de independencia de las colonias españolas.
6. (person of African American and French or Spanish descent)
a. el criollo
(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 criolla
(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).
The majority of the population in these islands are blacks and creoles.La mayoría de los pobladores de estas islas son negros y criollos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (of creole origin)
a. crillo
Many creole languages are spoken in the Caribbean.Muchas lenguas criollas se hablan en el Caribe.
8. (of Creole origin)
a. criollo
Crawfish is a popular ingredient in Creole cooking.El cangrejo de río es un ingrediente popular en la cocina criolla.
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pidgin
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (combined language)
a. el pidgin
(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).
English is the official language on these islands, but pidgin is widely used.El idioma oficial de estas islas es el inglés, pero el pidgin se habla mucho.
b. la lengua pidgin
(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).
It took us a while to get used to the pidgin they spoke in New Guinea.Tardamos en acostumbrarnos a la lengua pidgin que hablaban en Nueva Guinea.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (related to pidgin)
a. pidgin
The Africans on the slave plantations developed a form of pidgin language.Los africanos de las plantaciones esclavistas desarrollaron una especie de lengua pidgin.
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