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"Perro" is a noun which is often translated as "dog", and "cocodrilo" is a noun which is often translated as "crocodile". Learn more about the difference between "perro" and "cocodrilo" below.
el perro, la perra(
peh
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rroh
)
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).
1. (animal)
a. dog
Saco al perro tres veces al día.I walk the dog three times a day.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
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)
(unpleasant person)
a. pig (masculine)
Todos sus ex-novios eran perros de verdad.All of her ex-boyfriends were total pigs.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very bad)
a. lousy
Ha tenido una vida perra, pero no por eso se puede desquitar con todo el mundo.He's had a lousy life, but that doesn't mean he can take it out on everyone else.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hard)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. difficult
Estuvo súper perro el examen. Nadie lo pudo pasar.The exam was super difficult. Nobody was able to pass it.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(astute)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. cunning
Esa señora es bien perra. Siempre se sale con la suya.That lady is so cunning. She always gets what she wants.
6.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(scummy)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. asshole
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Esos policías perros nos pidieron una mordida.Those asshole cops asked us for a bribe.
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cocodrilo(
koh
-
koh
-
dree
-
loh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. crocodile
Vimos muchos cocodrilos durante nuestro viaje por Costa Rica.We saw a lot of crocodiles during our trip around Costa Rica.
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