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"Escorpión" is a noun which is often translated as "scorpion", and "alacrán" is a noun which is also often translated as "scorpion". Learn more about the difference between "escorpión" and "alacrán" below.
escorpión(
ehs
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kohr
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pyohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. scorpion
Tuvieron que llevar a Sandra a urgencias pues la picó un escorpión.Sandra had to be taken to the emergency room because she was stung by a scorpion.
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. (person born under the sign of Scorpio)
a. Scorpio
Los escorpiones no suelen ser compatibles con los géminis pues tienen características opuestas.Scorpios don't tend to be compatible with Geminis since they have opposite traits.
b. Scorpian
De acuerdo a mi horóscopo, mi mejor pareja sería un escorpión.According to my horoscope, my ideal partner would be a Scorpian.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (born under the sign of Scorpio)
a. Scorpio
El horóscopo de esta semana es muy positivo para las mujeres escorpión.This week's horoscope is very positive for Scorpio women.
b. Scorpian
Nos llevamos tan bien porque tu eres capricornio y yo soy escorpión.We get along so well because you're Capricorn and I'm Scorpian.
Escorpión
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
4. (astronomy)
a. Scorpio
Escorpión es una de las constelaciones que se pueden ver mejor en el cielo del sur.Scorpio is one of the constellations than can be seen better in the southern sky.
5. (zodiac sign)
a. Scorpio
Si naciste bajo Escorpión, eres una persona apasionada y valiente.If you were born under Scorpio, you are a passionate and brave person.
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alacrán(
ah
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lah
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krahn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. scorpion
A mi tío lo picó un alacrán, así que lo llevamos corriendo al hospital.My uncle was stung by a scorpion, so we ran him to the hospital.
Este desierto está lleno de alacranes y otros animales peligrosos.This desert is full of scorpions and other dangerous animals.
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