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"Zorra" is a noun which is often translated as "vixen", and "capón" is a noun which is often translated as "rap on the head". Learn more about the difference between "zorra" and "capón" below.
zorra
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. vixen
La zorra está cuidando de sus cachorros.The vixen is watching over her cubs.
2.
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)
(promiscuous woman)
a. slut
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)
¡Esa zorra está coqueteando otra vez con mi novio!That slut is flirting again with my boyfriend!
b. whore
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)
Decirle "zorra" a una mujer que tuvo muchas parejas sexuales es machista.Calling a woman that has had many sexual partners a "whore" is misogynistic.
c. tart
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)
Esa zorra se acostó con todo el equipo de baloncesto.That tart has slept with the whole basketball team.
d. slag
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)
(United Kingdom)
"Me llaman zorra solo porque disfruto de mi sexualidad," dijo Andrea."They call me a slag just because I enjoy my sexuality," said Andrea.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(female genitalia)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. pussy
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Odio cuando los chicos en clase dicen "zorra".I hate it when the boys in class say "pussy."
b. beaver
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Es vulgar decirle "zorra" a las partes íntimas de la mujer.It's vulgar to call a woman's private parts "beaver."
c. fanny
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
Romina detesta que se diga la palabra "zorra."Romina hates it when somebody uses the word "fanny."
d. cunt
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
El público se espantó cuando el orador usó la palabra "zorra" para referirse a la vagina.The audience was appalled when the speaker used the word "cunt" to refer to the vagina.
4. (railroad car propelled by a hand pump) (River Plate)
a. handcar
Los operarios usaron una zorra para llegar hasta donde estaba la locomotora averiada.The workers used a handcar to reach the broken locomotive.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ebriety)
a. binge
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No puedo creer que no tenga resaca luego de semejante zorra.I can't believe I don't have a hangover after such a binge.
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capón(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tap on the head)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. rap on the head
Mi abuelo solía darme capones cada vez que decía una palabrota.My grandfather used to give me a rap on the head every time I said a swear word.
2. (culinary; rooster)
a. capon
El menú de Navidad incluye capón relleno asado acompañado de papas majadas.The Christmas menu includes a stuffed roast capon with mashed potatoes.
3. (culinary; sheep)
a. mutton
Preparé una riquísima receta de capón sin darme cuenta de que eras vegetariano.I prepared mutton for dinner without realizing you were vegetarian.
4. (castrated male sheep) (River Plate)
a. wether (animal)
Al carnero se le extirparon los testículos y ahora es un capón.The ram got its testicles removed and now it is a wether.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (that has been castrated)
a. castrated
Este caballo capón solía ser muy salvaje antes de castrarlo.This castrated horse used to be very wild before he was neutered.
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