cuckoo
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cuckoo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el cuco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Some species of cuckoos leave their eggs in the nests of other species.Algunas especies de cucos dejan sus huevos en los nidos de otras especies.
b. el cuclillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We'll hear the cuckoos singing very soon.Muy pronto vamos a escuchar el canto de los cuclillos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(crazy)
a. chiflado
What a crazy thing to say. She's totally cuckoo.Vaya locura ha dicho. Está totalmente chiflada.
b. loco
Paul's cuckoo. He enjoys being in a lightning storm.Paul está loco. Le gusta estar en tormentas eléctricas.
c. pirado
My brother is cuckoo. He shouts at the soccer players on TV.Mi hermano está pirado. Les grita a los futbolistas en la tele.
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cuckoo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el cuco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
cuckoo clockreloj de cuco reloj m cucú
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(mad)
to be cuckooestar pirado(a) estar zafado(a)
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cuckoo [ˈkʊkuː]
noun
cuco (m); cuclillo (m)
adjective
loco; lelo (informal)
modifier
cuckoo clock (n) reloj (m) de cuco; cucú (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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