Billy
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Billy(
bih
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li
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A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (nickname for William)
a. Guillo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Robert asked Billy to be the best man at his wedding.Robert le pidió a Guillo que fuera el padrino de su boda.
b. Memo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Everyone loves playing with Billy because he is such a creative and energetic percussionist.A todo el mundo le encanta tocar con Memo porque es un percusionista tan creativo y lleno de energía.
c. Guille
Billy's technical drawing was the best in the class.El dibujo técnico de Guille fue el mejor de la clase.
d. Billy
Billy is a good guy, but sometimes he can be a pain.Billy is un buen tipo, pero a veces se pone pesado.
billy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (animal)
a. el macho cabrío
(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 billies in that herd of goats have very long, twisted horns.Los machos cabríos en esa manada de cabras tienen los cuernos largos y retorcidos.
3. (culinary) (Australia)
a. la cacerola
(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).
Would you like a cuppa? I've just put the billy over the campfire.¿Quieres un té? Acabo de poner la cacerola sobre la hoguera.
b. el cazo
(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).
Roger stirred the stew in the billy with a spoon.Roger revolvió el guiso en el cazo con una cuchara.
4. (club)
a. la porra
(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 man resisted arrest, and the officer reached for his billy.El hombre resistió la detención, y el agente alcanzó su porra.
b. la cachiporra
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
In the past, policemen in our city were only armed with a billy.En el pasado, los policías de nuestra ciudad solo estaban armados con una cachiporra.
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billy [ˈbɪlɪ]
noun
(US)(also billy club) porra (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Billy
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Billy
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (nickname for William)
a. Billy
Mi hermano se llama Guillermo, pero nosotros le llamamos Billy.My brother's name is Guillermo, but we call him Billy.
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his name is Billy
su nombre es Guillo
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