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"Escaquearse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to slope off", and "novillo" is a noun which is often translated as "young bull". Learn more about the difference between "escaquearse" and "novillo" below.
escaquearse(
ehs
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kah
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keh
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ahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to slip away)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to slope off
Me escaqueé antes de que termine la ceremonia para poder salir del salón más rápido.I sloped off before the ceremony ended so I could leave the hall faster.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to avoid)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to duck out
Lucas se fue y se escaqueó de la obligación de limpiar el baño.Lucas left and ducked out of his duty to clean the bathroom.
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el novillo, la novilla(
noh
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bee
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yoh
)
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. (young domestic bovine)
a. young bull (masculine)
Paco es un novillero, y solo puede torear novillos de menos de cuatro años.Paco is a novice bullfighter and can only fight young bulls of less than four years of age.
b. bullock (masculine)
En la antigüedad, algunos pueblos sacrificaban novillos como ofrenda a su dios.In ancient times, somel cultures would sacrifice bullocks as an offering to their god.
c. steer (masculine)
Fuimos a un rodeo y vimos a los vaqueros enlazando novillos.We went to a rodeo and saw cowboys lassoing steers.
d. heifer (feminine)
En la finca tenemos una vaca de cuatro años y una novilla de dos años.On our farm we have a four-year-old cow and a one-year-old heifer.
2. (culinary) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. veal
Ese restaurante hace una rica barbacoa de puerco y novilla.That restaurant makes delicious pork and veal barbecue.
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