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"Gangsta" is a noun which is often translated as "el gangsta", and "gang member" is a noun which is often translated as "el pandillero". Learn more about the difference between "gangsta" and "gang member" below.
gangsta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. el gangsta
(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 brother's into gangsta and has practically all of Ice-T's albums.A mi hermano le gusta el gangsta y tiene casi todos los álbumes de Ice-T.
b. el gangsta rap
(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).
One of gangsta's original exponents, Eazy-E died over 20 years ago.Uno de los exponentes originales del gangsta rap, Eazy-E murió hace más de 20 años.
2. (musician)
a. el gangsta
(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 gangsta
(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).
He was just a teenage wannabe gangsta who idolized Snoop Dogg.No era más que un adolescente aspirante a gangsta, que idolatraba a Snoop Dogg.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(gang member)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pandillero
(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 pandillera
(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).
Tony got into drug-dealing with the gangstas in his neighborhood.Tony se metió en el tráfico de drogas con los gangstas de su barrio.
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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. (general)
a. el pandillero
(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 pandillera
(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 suspect who was arrested denied being a gang member.El sospechoso que fue arrestado negó ser un pandillero.
b. el miembro de la pandilla
(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 miembro de la pandilla
(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).
Two gang members died during the shootout with the police.Dos miembros de la pandilla murieron en el tiroteo con la policía.
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