borrego
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el borrego, la borrega(
boh
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rreh
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goh
)
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).
1. (animal)
a. lamb (baby sheep)
Llevamos a los niños a la granja y vimos borregos y cabritillas.We took the children to the farm and saw lambs and kids.
b. yearling lamb (year-old lamb)
Estos borregos nacieron hace casi un año, y aún no los hemos esquilado.These yearling lambs were born nearly a year ago, and we haven't shorn them yet.
c. yearling sheep (year-old sheep)
Estos corderos se venderán como borregos el año próximo.These lambs will be sold as yearling sheep next year.
d. sheep (adult sheep)
Mi amiga Teresa cría borregos para la producción de lana.My friend Teresa raises sheep for wool production.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(conformist)
a. sheep
Ese hombre es un líder peligroso; y también los borregos que lo siguen.That man is a dangerous leader; and so are the people who follow him like sheep.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (type of cloud)
a. fleecy cloud
Como dice el dicho: borregos en el cielo, charcos en el suelo.As the saying goes: fleecy clouds in the sky, puddles on the ground.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(deception)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. hoax
Muchos caen víctimas de un borrego que dice que les van a cerrar la cuenta de correo electrónico.Many people fall victim to a hoax in which they're told their email accounts are going to be closed.
b. false rumor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Está circulando el borrego de que mi jefe va a renunciar a su puesto.Somebody started a false rumor that my boss is going to quit his job.
c. false rumour (United Kingdom)
Corre el borrego de que hay órdenes de matar a este hombre.There's a false rumour going round that there are orders to kill this man.
borregos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (crests of waves)
a. whitecaps
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me pareció ver algo moverse entre los borregos de las olas.I thought I saw something moving among the whitecaps of the waves.
b. white horses (United Kingdom)
El mar está un poco agitado, con olas grandes que forman borregos.The sea is a little choppy, with big waves forming white horses.
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borrego
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. lamb
2. (fam pey)
a.
todos le siguen como borregosthey all follow him like sheep
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borregoa borrega
1 (Zoología) (oveja joven) lamb; yearling lamb; (oveja adulta) sheep
2 (persona)
le siguieron como borregos they followed him like sheep
1 (Cuba) (México) hoax
2 borregos (nubes) fleecy clouds; (Náutica) foamy crests of waves; white horses; white caps; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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