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cotorreo

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cotorreo(
koh
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toh
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rreh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idle talk)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. chit-chat
Su cotorreo sobre los famosos duró varias horas.Their chit-chat about celebrities went on for hours.
b. chatter
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El cotorreo de esas dos ancianas no me deja dormir.I can't sleep because of those two old ladies' chatter.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(jest)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. banter
No lo dije en serio. Era puro cotorreo.I wasn't speaking seriously. It was pure banter.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Luján pretendía que era solo cotorreo, pero en realidad me estaba criticando.Lujan pretended to be kidding, but she was actually criticizing me.
Era puro cotorreo. No quisimos lastimarte.We were only joking. We didn't mean to hurt you.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(gossip)
a. talk
Odio el cotorreo sobre mi vida privada.I hate the talk about my private life.
b. blabber
Fiorella es fanfarrona y lo que dijo fue puro cotorreo.Fiorella is a boaster and what she said was nothing but blabber.
c. chatter
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Silvia jamás conoció al Dalai Lama. Eso fue puro cotorreo.Silvia never met the Dalai Lama. That was pure chatter.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(good time)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. fun
La policía hizo una redada en la casa y nos arruinó el cotorreo.The police carried out a raid at the house and ruined all the fun.
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cotorreo
1 (plática) chatter
2 (México) (diversión) fun; good time
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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