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bárbaro
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el bárbaro, la bárbara(
bahr
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bah
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roh
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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).
1. (history)
a. barbarian
Los bárbaros germánicos diezmaron a la legión romana.The Germanic barbarians decimated the Roman legion.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(brute)
a. lout
¿Quién fue el bárbaro que destrozó los platos de cerámica?Who was the lout that smashed the ceramic plates?
b. animal
El jugador de rugby se comportó como un bárbaro en la fiesta.The rugby player behaved like an animal at the party.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (history)
a. barbarian
Se construyeron murallas para ayudar a resistir las invasiones bárbaras.Walls were built to help resist barbarian invasions.
4. (fierce)
a. cruel
El bárbaro padre de la sirvienta la castigaba físicamente.The maid's cruel father beat her.
5. (brutish)
a. savage
No puedo controlar el comportamiento bárbaro de mi hijo.I can't control my son's savage behavior.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(incredible)
a. tremendous
No podemos ir a navegar. ¡Se viene una tormenta bárbara!We can't go sailing. There's a tremendous storm coming!
b. fantastic
Martín es un tipo bárbaro. Siempre se ofrece a ayudar.Martin is a fantastic guy. He's always willing to help.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wonderful)
a. amazing
Ese vestido negro te queda bárbaro.That black dress looks amazing on you.
En el viaje nos fue bárbaro.We had a fantastic trip.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to express approval)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. OK
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Entonces nos vemos mañana a las cinco. - ¡Bárbaro!See you tomorrow at five then. - OK!
b. cool
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ya compré los boletos para el concierto. - ¡Bárbaro!I already bought the tickets to the concert. - Cool!
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bárbaro
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (history)
a. barbarian
2. (cruel)
a. barbaric, cruel
3. (bruto)
a. uncouth, coarse
4. (colloquial)
a. brilliant, great
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (history)
a. barbarian
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pasarlo bárbaroto have a wild time
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bárbaroa bárbara
adjective
1 (Hist) barbarian
2 (cruel) barbarous; cruel; (espantoso) awful; frightful
3 (grosero) rough; uncouth; (inculto) ignorant
4 (increíble) tremendous (familiar); smashing (familiar)
un éxito bárbaro a tremendous o smashing success (familiar); es un tío bárbaro he's a great o fantastic guy (familiar); hace un frío bárbaro it's freezing; ¡qué bárbaro! (estupendo) great!; terrific!; (horrible) how awful!
adverb
(estupendamente) brilliantly
lo pasamos bárbaro we had a tremendous time (familiar); canta bárbaro she signs brilliantly; she's a terrific singer
interjection
(S. Cone) fine!; OK! (familiar)
1 (Hist) barbarian
2 (bruto) uncouth person
conduce como un bárbaro he drives like a madman; gritó como un bárbaro he gave a tremendous shout; he shouted like mad
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