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dog(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el perro
(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 perra
(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 dog is a German Shepherd.Mi perro es un pastor alemán.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wicked person)
a. el bribón
(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 bribona
(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 coworker is a lazy dog; I'm always having to do his work.Mi colega es un bribón perezoso; siempre le tengo que estar haciendo el trabajo.
b. el canalla
(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 canalla
(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)
That dog started cheating on his girlfriend almost as soon as they started going out.Ese canalla le pegó cuernos a su novia prácticamente tan pronto empezaron a salir.
3.
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)
(unattractive woman)
a. el adefesio
(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 that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Claire would spend hours primping because she didn't want to look like a dog.Claire pasaba horas arreglándose porque no quería parecer un adefesio.
b. el bagre
(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 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)
Matt gave Bob a thrashing for calling his sister a dog.Matt le dio una golpiza a Bob por llamar bagre a su hermana.
c. el callo
(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 that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Rosalia might not be the most beautiful girl in the world, but she's not a dog either.Puede que Rosalía no sea la chica más guapa del mundo, pero tampoco es un callo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to follow)
a. seguir
The neighborhood bullies dogged him all the way to his house.Los matones del vecindario lo siguieron el camino entero hasta llegar a su casa.
5. (to plague)
a. perseguir
He has been dogged by scandal his entire career.El escándalo lo ha perseguido durante su carrera entera.
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dog
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el perro
(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).
dog biscuitgalleta para perros
dog collarcollar m de perro
2. (colloquial)
a. (of cleric)
dog foodcomida para perros
dog handleradiestrador(ora) de perros
dog licenselicencia del perro
dog paddleestilo m perrito
dog racingcarreras de galgos
dog tagplaca f de identificación
3. (colloquial)
a. (person)
you lucky dog!iqué potra tienes!
dirty dogcanalla mf, perro(a) asqueroso(a)
4. (fam pej)
a. el coco
(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).
(ugly woman)
b. el cardo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. el bagre
(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).
5. (idioms)
a. (colloquial)
to lead a dog's lifellevar una vida de perros
6. (colloquial)
a.
to make a dog's breakfast or dinner of somethinghacer una chapuza con algo
7. (colloquial)
a.
it's a dog-eat-dog worldes un mundo de fieras
8. (colloquial)
a.
to go to the dogsirse a pique, hundirse
9. (colloquial)
a.
to be a dog in the mangerser como el perro del hortelano, que ni come ni deja comer
10. (prov)
a.
you can't teach an old dog new tricksa perro viejo no hay tus tus
11. (prov)
a.
every dog has his daytodos tenemos nuestro momento de gloria
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (follow)
a. perseguir, seguir
to dog somebody's footstepsseguir los pasos de alguien
she was dogged by misfortunele perseguía la mala suerte
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dog [dɒɡ]
noun
1 (Zool) perroaperra (m) (f);a perra
dog eat dog
it's dog eat dog in this place aquí se despedazan unos a otros
to go to the dogs [+person] echarse a perder; [+nation, country] ir a la ruina
dog's breakfast revoltijo (m)
to have a dog's chance
he hasn't a dog's chance no tiene la más remota posibilidad
it's a dog's life es una vida de perros
to be dressed up like a dog's dinner ir hecho un adefesio
to be a dog in the manger [+person] ser como el perro del hortelano
he's a dog in the manger
to put on the dog (US) vestirse de punta en blanco
to be top dog ser el gallo del lugar; triunfar
the dog's bollocks (Britain) la hostia (vulgar)
Tony-boy, you are the dog's bollocks To a wide-eyed teenager, Mott were the dog's bollocks. They had the loudest amps, the longest hair, the hardest rock and the baddest attitude 'At Ascot Park. It's near Sunningdale." 'Oh," he says, `I go there. It's the dog's bollocks, isn't it?"
every dog has its day a cada cerdo le llega su San Martín
let sleeping dogs lie más vale no meneallo
2 (male) (fox) macho (m)
3 (term of abuse) canalla (m); bribón (m)
you dog! ¡canalla!; ¡tunante!
4 (unattractive girl) callo (m) (malayo) (informal)
5 (person)
dirty dog tío (m) guarro (informal); tipo (m) asqueroso (informal); you lucky dog! ¡qué suerte tienes!; he's a lucky dog es un tío suertudo
there's life in the old dog yet (al abuelo) aún le queda cuerda para rato
Wimbledon's Terry Gibson reckons there's life in the old dog yet and he's looking for a new club to prove it There is obviously life in the old dog yet otherwise we wouldn't have offered him a new one-year contract
6
the dogs (Britain) (greyhounds) las carreras de galgos
note See culture box in entry greyhound.
7 (Britain) (telephone) teléfono (m)
transitive verb
(follow closely) seguir (de cerca)
he dogs my footsteps me sigue los pasos; he was dogged by ill luck le perseguía la mala suerte
modifier
dog basket (n) cesto (m) del perro
dog biscuit (n) galleta (f) de perro
dog breeder (n) criadoracriadora (m) (f) de perros;a criadora
dog collar (n) collar (m) de perro; (Rel) gola (f); alzacuello(s) (m)
dog days (n) canícula (f)
dog fancier (n) (connoisseur) entendidoaentendida (m) (f) en perros;a entendida (breeder) criadoracriadora (m) (f) de perros;a criadora
dog food (n) comida (f) para perros
dog fox (n) zorro (m) macho
dog guard (n) (Aut) reja (f) separadora
dog handler (n) (Police) adiestradoraadiestradora (m) (f) de perros;a adiestradora
dog Latin (n) latín (m) macarrónico
dog licence (n) permiso (m) para perros
dog paddle (n) braza (f) de perro forma de nadar; (forma de nadar)
dog rose (n) escaramujo (m); rosal (m) silvestre
dog show (n) exposición (f) canina
Dog Star (n) Sirio (m)
dog tag (n) (US) (Mil) placa (f) de identificación
dog track (n) (Dep) canódromo (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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