camarón
camarón(
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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. shrimp
En esta región, puedes encontrar camarones, langostas y cangrejos.In this region, you can find shrimps, lobsters, and crabs.
b. prawn (United Kingdom)
Muchos pescadores vienen aquí a pescar camarones.Many fishers come here to catch prawns.
2. (culinary)
a. shrimp
Compramos salmón y camarones para hacer sushi.We bought salmon and shrimp to make sushi.
b. prawn (United Kingdom)
Esta noche vamos a cenar pescado y cócteles de camarones.Tonight we're having fish and prawn cocktail for dinner.
3. (occasional job)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. casual work
Estoy buscando un camarón porque necesito dinero extra.I'm looking for some casual work because I need extra money.
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camarón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. shrimp (United Kingdom)
b. prawn
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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camarón
1 (Zoología) shrimp
2 (Centroamérica) (propina) tip; gratuity
3 (And) (traidor) turncoat
hacer camarón to change sides; go over to the other side o camp
4 (Centroamérica) (trabajo) casual o occasional work
5 (S. Cone) (litera) bunk (bed)
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Phrases with "camarón"
Here are the most popular phrases with "camarón." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
camarón empanizado
breaded shrimp
Hola, camarón sin cola.
Hey, there!
ceviche de camarón
shrimp ceviche
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