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"Geek" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la geek", and "freak" is a noun which is often translated as "el monstruo". Learn more about the difference between "geek" and "freak" below.
geek(
gik
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (enthusiast)
a. el geek
(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 geek
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Miguel can help you with any technical problems. He's a computer geek.Miguel te puede resolver cualquier problema técnico. Es un geek de computadoras.
b. el friki
(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 friki
(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).
My sister is a real technology geek and buys all the latest gadgets.Mi hermana es una verdadera friki de la tecnología y se compra todos los últimos aparatos.
2. (socially awkward person)
a. el bicho raro
(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).
The other kids say Bertha's a geek, but I like her.Los otros niños dicen que Bertha es un bicho raro, pero a mí me cae bien.
b. el nerd
(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 nerd
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We're making a geek club. Do you want to join?Estamos formando un club de nerds. ¿Quieres participar?
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freak(
frik
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (abnormal specimen)
a. el monstruo
(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).
The villagers ran away when the freak appeared.Los aldeanos huyeron cuando apareció el monstruo.
b. el fenómeno
(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).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Society shunned him for being a freak.La sociedad lo marginaba por ser un fenómeno.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(enthusiast)
a. el fanático
(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 fanática
(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).
My little brother is a computer freak who never leaves his room.Mi hermanito es un fanático de las computadoras que nunca sale de su cuarto.
b. el loco
(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 loca
(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).
Football freaks will be delighted with the upcoming World Cup.Los locos del fútbol estarán encantados con la inminente Copa del Mundo.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(weird person)
a. el bicho raro
(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 bicho raro
(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 new kid is a freak. He only wears black, and doesn't talk to anybody.El chico nuevo es un bicho raro. Solo se viste de negro y no habla con nadie.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to act scared)
a. entrar el pánico
Linda freaked when she heard his son had an accident.A Linda le entró el pánico cuando se enteró de que su hijo tuvo un accidente.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to become angy)
a. ponerse hecho una furia
Mom will freak when she sees what you've done.Mamá se pondrá hecha una furia cuando vea lo que has hecho.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (unexpected)
a. inesperado
A freak storm hit the city.Una tormenta inesperada azotó la ciudad.
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