cavernícola

el cavernícola, la cavernícola(
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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. (troglodyte)
a. caveman (masculine)
El cavernícola usó una lanza primitiva para cazar el jabalí.The caveman used a primitive spear to hunt the wild boar.
Las herramientas que encontramos en el yacimiento parecían ser creadas por cavernícolas.The tools we found at the site appeared to have been made by cavemen.
b. cavewoman (feminine)
Los huesos encontrados pertenecen a una cavernícola que vivió hace más de 10,000 años.The bones found belong to a cavewoman that lived over 10,000 years ago.
c. cave dweller
Los dibujos hechos por los cavernícolas muestran los animales que solían cazar.The drawings made by the cave dwellers reflect the animals that they hunted.
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)
(opposed to change)
a. reactionary
Los cavernícolas se opusieron a que haya educación sexual en la secundaria.The reactionaries opposed sex education in high schools.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (troglodyte)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Un estudio reciente indicó que algunas pinturas rupestres fueron obra de mujeres cavernícolas.A recent study indicated that some cave paintings were created by cavewomen.
Los hombres cavernícolas usaban garrotes como armas.Cavemen used cudgels as weapons.
4.
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)
(opponent of change)
a. reactionary
¿¡El lugar de la mujer es la cocina!? ¡Eres un viejo cavernícola!Women belong in the kitchen!? You're a reactionary old man!
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cavernícola
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. caveman, cavewoman
cavernícola
adjective
1 (de caverna) cave-dwelling; cave
hombre cavernícola caveman
2 (Política) reactionary
1 (habitante de caverna) cave dweller
2 (Política) reactionary; backwoodsman
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