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coco

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coco(
koh
-
koh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (fruit)
a. coconut
Compré un par de cocos porque me encanta la leche.I bought a couple of coconuts because I love the milk.
2. (tree)
a. coconut tree
Lorenzo colgó una hamaca entre dos cocos y se echó a dormir.Lorenzo hung up a hammock between two coconut trees and went to sleep.
b. coconut palm
En la isla solo había cocos, palmeras y selva.The island only had coconut palms, palm trees, and jungle.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(head)
a. noggin
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se pegó en el coco.He banged his noggin.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(intelligence)
a. brains
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hace falta mucho coco para estudiar ingeniería civil.It takes a lot of brains to study civil engineering.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(genius)
a. whiz
Mi primo es un coco para la física.My cousin is a whiz at physics.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(scary creature)
a. boogeyman
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Vete a dormir o vendrá el coco y te comerá.Go to sleep or the boogeyman will come and get you.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ugly person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. butt-ugly
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(adjective)
Tenía un novio que era un coco.Her boyfriend was butt-ugly.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bump)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. bump on the head
El bebé se dio un coco.The baby had a bump on his head.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(obsession)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. obsession
Estoy con el coco de comprarme una nueva computadora.I have this obsession about getting myself a new computer.
10.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(testicle) (Southern Cone)
a. nut
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Le metí una patada en los cocos para que me dejara quieta.I kicked him in the nuts so that he would leave me alone.
11. (bacterium)
a. coccus
Le dio una infección por cocos.He got a coccus infection.
12. (insect)
a. weevil
Todo el grano está plagado de cocos.All the grain is plagued with weevil.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
13.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(without hair)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. bald
Mi mejor amigo se quedó coco desde prepa.My best friend is bald since high school.
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coco
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (fruto)
a. coconut
2. (colloquial)
a. nut, head
está mal del cocohe's soft o isn't right in the head
por más vueltas que le doy al coco no consigo entenderloI've racked my brains but I still can't understand it
comerse el cocoto worry (one's head)
comerle el coco a alguiento brainwash somebody
3. (colloquial)
a. bogeyman
si no te portas bien vendrá el cocoif you're not good the bogeyman will come and get you
4. (biology)
a. coccus
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coco
1 (Botánica) (fruto) coconut; (árbol) coconut palm
2 (cabeza) nut (familiar); noggin (familiar); (EEUU) head
se ha dado un golpe en el coco he banged his head; he banged himself on the nut (familiar); no anda muy bien del coco she's not right in the head (familiar); tuve que romperme el coco para resolver el problema I had to rack my brains to come up with an answer to the problem
comer el coco a algn
la tele les ha comido el coco the TV has got them brainwashed; mira, tío, no me comas el coco hey, stop going on about it
comerse el coco to worry (one's head)
se come mucho el coco con los problemas ambientales no te comas el coco por lo que te de dijo
3 (prodigio) whizz (familiar)
mi hermano es un coco para las matemáticas my brother is a whizz at maths (familiar)
coco
1 (fantasma) bogeyman; boogeyman (familiar); (EEUU)
¡que viene el coco! the bogeyman's coming!
2 (persona fea)
es un coco he's an ugly devil; he's ugly as sin (familiar)
3
hacer cocos a algn (carantoñas) to make eyes at sb; (halagos) to coax sb; wheedle sb
coco
1 (bacteria) coccus
2 (insecto) weevil
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