chivo

el chivo, la chiva(
chee
-
boh
)
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. (animal)
a. kid
En la granja interactiva se pueden acariciar los chivos y las ovejas.You can pet the kids and the sheep at the petting zoo.
2. (animal)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. billy goat (masculine)
Los chivos andaban dándose cabezazos.The billy goats were head-butting each other.
b. nanny goat (feminine)
Los chivitos están mamando la leche de la chiva.The kids are suckling from the nanny goat.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (culinary)
a. goat
Te voy a preparar unos tacos de chivo con cilantro y cebolla.I'm going to make you some goat tacos with cilantro and onion.
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chivo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. kid, young goat
chivo expiatorioscapegoat
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chivo
1 (Zoología) billy goat
esto huele a chivo (Caribe) (S. Cone) this smells fishy; there's something fishy about this (familiar)
chivo expiatorio scapegoat
2 (S. Cone) (rabia) fit of anger
comer chivo (And) (Caribe)
ponerse como chivo (Centroamérica) (Caribe)
to be furious
3 (Centroamérica) (dados) dice; (juego) game of dice
4 (Caribe) (estafa) fraud; (intriga) plot; intrigue; (acto de contrabando) smuggling; (géneros) contraband; smuggled goods
plural
; (p)
5 (México) (jornal) day's wages; (anticipo) advance; (soborno) backhander (familiar); sweetener (familiar)
6 (Caribe) (golpe) punch; blow
7 (And) (Centroamérica) (niño) naughty boy; scamp
8 (Centroamérica) (guatemalteco) Guatemalan
9 (Centroamérica) (chulo) pimp
10 (maricón) poofter (muy_familiar)
adjective
(Centroamérica)
1 (guatemalteco) Guatemalan
2
andas bien chivo you're looking very smart
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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