caballito
caballito(
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bah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. little horse
En el paseo por el campo vimos vacas, ovejas, caballitos y burritos.During our trip through the countryside we saw cows, sheep, little horses, and donkeys.
b. pony
El pasado fin de semana fuimos a una finca y los niños montaron en un caballito.Last weekend we went to a farm, and the children rode a pony.
2. (toy)
a. rocking horse
Juanito puede pasarse horas meciéndose en su caballito de madera.Juanito could spend hours rocking on his wooden rocking horse.
b. hobby horse
Los niños están jugando a los vaqueros galopando en sus caballitos.The kids are playing cowboys, galloping on their hobby horses.
caballitos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (ride)
a. carousel
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cuando era pequeña me encantaba ir a la feria a montar en los caballitos.When I was little I loved to ride the carousel at the fair.
b. merry-go-round
Susana siempre se marea cuando monta en los caballitos.Susana always feels dizzy when she rides the merry-go-round.
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caballito
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. small horse, pony
llevar a alguien a caballitoto give somebody a piggy-back
caballito del diablodragonfly
caballito de marseahorse
2. (de feria)
a. merry-go-round
b. carousel
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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caballito
1 (caballo) little horse; pony
llevar a algn a caballito to give sb a piggy-back
Si tu hijo se da un golpe en la rodilla, un beso a tu marido le aliviará tanto como uno tuyo, y si tú le llevas [a caballito,] él se lo puede pasar igual de bien que si le lleva su padre.
caballito del diablo dragonfly
caballito de mar sea horse
caballito de niño (para mecerse) rocking horse; (con palo (y rueda)) hobby-horse
caballito marino sea horse
2 (México) (compresa) sanitary towel; sanitary napkin; (EEUU)
3 caballitos [de feria] merry-go-round
singular
; (s)
carousel
singular
; (s) especialmente (EEUU)
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Phrases with "caballito"
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caballito de mar
seahorse
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