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"Taco" is a noun which is often translated as "taco", and "por favor" is a phrase which is often translated as "please". Learn more about the difference between "taco" and "por favor" below.
taco(
tah
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koh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. taco
¿Has probado los tacos de pescado en ese lugar? ¡Son increíbles!Have you tried the fish tacos at that place? They're amazing!
2. (footwear)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. heel
¿Cuán alto es el taco de este zapato?How high is the heel on this shoe?
3. (stopper)
a. wedge
¿Dónde está el taco? Esta puerta debe quedar abierta.Where is the wedge? This door needs to stay open.
4. (pool stick)
a. cue
No puedo jugar al billar sin mi taco de la suerte.I can't play pool without my lucky cue.
5. (office supplies)
a. pad
Tenemos que comprar un nuevo taco de notas.We have to buy a new note pad.
6. (hardware)
a. Rawlplug
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
Para elegir el tamaño de taco hay que tener en cuenta dónde lo vas a poner.To choose the size of the Rawlplug, you should take into account where you will use it.
7. (profanity)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. swearword
¡No digas tacos en mi presencia!Don't use swearwords in front of me!
b. curse word
La película tiene una gran cantidad de violencia y tacos.The movie has a lot of violence and curse words.
8. (disorder)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. mess
Tenía tantas cosas en el cajón que me he armado un taco.I had so many things in the drawer that I got into a mess.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(on the road)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. traffic jam
Había un taco en la ruta.There was a traffic jam on the highway.
10. (little square)
a. cube
¿Corto el queso en tiras o tacos?Shall I cut the cheese in strips or cubes?
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por favor(
pohr
 
fah
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bohr
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (expression of courtesy)
a. please
¿Me prestas tu lápiz, por favor?Can I borrow your pencil, please?
Recuerda siempre decir "por favor" y "gracias".Remember to always say "please" and "thank you."
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