el boricua, la boricua(
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (person from Puerto Rico)
a. Puerto Rican
Elise y Erin son boricuas, y por eso les encanta la playa.Elise and Erin are Puerto Rican, so they love the beach.
Con razón Julio baila salsa tan bien. ¡Es boricua!No wonder Julio dances salsa so well. He's Puerto Rican!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (of Puerto Rican origin)
a. Puerto Rican
El arroz se usa mucho en la comida boricua.Rice is used a lot in Puerto Rican food.
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boricua (a)
borinqueñoa borinqueña (a)
Puerto Rican
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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