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"Geek" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la geek", and "nerd" is a noun which is often translated as "el/la nerd". Learn more about the difference between "geek" and "nerd" 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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nerd(
nuhrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (socially inept person)
a. 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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Stop being such a nerd! Come out with us.¡Deja de ser un nerd! Ven con nosotras.
b. el empollón
(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 empollona
(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).
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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
All of the nerds in our high school hang out at the end of the hallway.Todos los empollones de nuestra secundaria se congregan al final del pasillo.
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