cocobolo
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cocobolo(
koh
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koh
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boh
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loh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hairless)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
a. bald
A mí no me molesta ser cocobolo. De hecho, medio que me gusta.I don't mind being bald. I actually kind of like it.
Si se me sigue cayendo el pelo, voy a quedar cocobolo pronto.If my hair keeps falling out, I'm going to be bald soon.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(short haircut)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
a. shaven-headed (United Kingdom)
Sylvia tenía el cabello largo antes, pero ahora anda cocobola.Sylvia used to wear her hair long, but now she's shaven-headed.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Todo el mundo me dice que me veo mejor cocobolo que con el pelo largo.Everyone tells me that I look better with a shaved head than with long hair.
Fabio fue al peluquero ayer y regresó cocobolo.Fabio went to the barber yesterday and came back with his hair close-cropped.
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).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hairless person)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
a. bald person
Cada vez es menos común que los cocobolos usen tupé.It's less and less common for bald people to wear toupees.
b. bald man (masculine)
Muchas mujeres hayan a los cocobolos atractivos.Many women find bald men attractive.
c. bald woman (feminine)
¿Hay alguna cocobola en tu familia? - No que yo sepa.Are there any bald women in your family? - Not that I know of.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (botany)
a. cocobolo
El cocobolo es nativo de Centroamérica.The cocobolo is native to Central America.
5. (material)
a. cocobolo
El cocobolo se emplea comúnmente para hacer instrumentos musicales como oboes y ocarinas.Cocobolo is commonly employed in the making of musical instruments like oboes and ocarinas.
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