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"Pendón" is a noun which is often translated as "banner", and "golfo" is a noun which is often translated as "gulf". Learn more about the difference between "pendón" and "golfo" below.
pendón(
pehn
-
dohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (military)
a. banner
El soldado que llevaba el pendón fue herido de muerte.The soldier who was carrying the standard was fatally wounded.
b. standard
En el fragor de la batalla, un granadero ondeó el pendón para reunir al regimiento.In the roar of battle, a grenadier waved the standard to regroup the regiment.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(slothful person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. good-for-nothing
Los padres de Marta no soportan que se case con ese pendón.Marta's parents can't bare her marrying that good-for-nothing.
b. lazy (adjective)
Silvia es un pendón. Prefiere ser pobre antes de conseguir un trabajo.Silvia is lazy. She'd rather be poor than get a job.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(promiscuous person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. slut
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(feminine)
"¡Micaela es una pendona! Se acostó con todos los hombres de la oficina", dijo Ana."Micaela is a slut! She slept with every man in the office," said Ana.
b. whore
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(feminine)
Silvia dijo que soy un pendón porque me acosté con su novio.Silvia called me a whore because I slept with her boyfriend.
c. manwhore
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(masculine)
¡Eres un pendón! ¿Cuándo vas a dejar de acostarte con cualquiera y sentar cabeza?You're such a manwhore! When are you going to stop sleeping around and settle down?
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golfo(
gohl
-
foh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (geography)
a. gulf
El golfo de México es el más grande del mundo.The Gulf of Mexico is the largest in the world.
b. bay
El golfo de Vizcaya se encuentra en el norte de España.The Bay of Biscay is to the north of Spain.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (vandal)
a. lout
Aquellos dos golfos han roto el escaparate de la tienda.Those two louts broke the shop window.
b. yob (United Kingdom)
Una pandilla de golfos prendió fuego al contenedor y salió corriendo.A bunch of yobs set fire to the container and ran off.
3. (naughty person)
a. rascal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El hijo de Ana es un golfo y está siempre haciendo trastadas.Ana's son is a rascal. He's always playing pranks.
4. (lazy person)
a. layabout
Juan es un golfo. Se pasa todo el día tirado en el sofá.Juan is a layabout. He spends the whole day lying around on the sofa.
b. good-for-nothing
Pedro es un golfo que debería dormir menos y estudiar más.Pedro is a good-for-nothing who should sleep less and study more.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (wicked)
a. naughty
Tienes que reconocer que, de pequeño, me hacías la vida imposible. Eras tan golfo.You have to admit that you made my life impossible when you were little. You were so naughty.
b. rogue
No te juntes con gente golfa como Luis porque no son de fiar.Don't mix with rogues like Luis. You can't trust them.
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