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gallo(
gah
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yoh
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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. (bird)
a. rooster
Siempre me despierto cuando oigo el gallo afuera.I always wake up when I hear the rooster outside.
b. cock
En los Estados Unidos, la pelea de gallos es contra la ley.In the United States, cockfighting is against the law.
2. (strange pitch)
a. wrong note (in singing)
La soprano cantó un gallo al inicio de la actuación.The soprano sang a wrong note at the beginning of the performance.
b. squeak (in speaking)
Al chico se le escapó un gallo mientras hablaba con la chica bonita.The boy let out a squeak while he was talking with the pretty girl.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(strong man)
a. tough guy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Le encanta actuar como el gallo, pero es realmente lo contrario.He loves to act like a tough guy but he's really the opposite.
4. (ballad)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. serenade
El mariachi realizó un gallo impresionante para la joven.The mariachi band performed an impressive serenade for the young lady.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wad of phlegm)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. loogie
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Qué asco! Hay un gallo en el bebedero.Gross! There's a loogie in the water fountain.
b. gob
Si escupes otro gallo, te mando a casa.If you spit out another gob, you'll be sent home.
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gallo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (ave)
a. cock, cockerel
2. (fam fig)
a.
en menos que canta un galloin no time at all
gallo de peleafighting cock
gallo pintorice and beans
3. (al cantar)
a. false note
4. (al hablar)
a. squeak
5. (pez)
a. John Dory
6. (en boxeo)
a.
peso gallobantamweight
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gallo
1 (ave) cock; rooster; especialmente (EEUU) (más pequeño) cockerel
el gallo del corral our cantar a un gallo por la mañana gallo en pepitoria gallo al chilindrón
alzar el gallo (Latinoamérica) to bawl
comer gallo (And) (Centroamérica) to suffer a setback
haber comido gallo (México) to be in a fighting mood
como gallo en corral ajeno like a fish out of water
Debería quedarse para echar una mano en el relevo a un sucesor tan bisoño, que apenas tiene motivos para conocer la problemática andaluza y que va asentarse en su despacho, de momento, [como gallo en corral ajeno.
entre gallos y medianoche (Arg) on the spur of the moment
lo decidieron entre gallos y medianoche
estar como gallo en gallinero to be highly esteemed; be well thought of
dormírsele a algn el gallo (Centroamérica) (México) to let an opportunity slip
no me va nada en el gallo (México) it doesn't matter to me; it's no skin off my nose (familiar)
levantar el gallo (Latinoamérica) to bawl; (Caribe) (México) to throw in the towel o sponge; (EEUU)
matar el gallo a algn to floor sb; shut sb up (familiar)
en menos que canta un gallo in an instant; in a flash
otro gallo cantaría things would be very different
pelar gallo (México) (salir huyendo) to make a run for it (familiar); (morirse) to kick the bucket (familiar)
al primer gallo (México) at midnight
hay gallo tapado (Col) I smell a rat
tener mucho gallo to be cocky (familiar)
gallo de pelea gallo de riña gamecock; fighting cock
gallo lira black grouse
gallo pinto (Centroamérica) (Culin) beans and rice
gallo silvestre capercaillie
2 (pez) john dory
3 (en la voz) false note
soltó un gallo (al cantar) he sang a false note; (al hablar) his voice cracked; tengo un gallo en la garganta I have a frog in my throat
4 (bravucón) tough guy (familiar); (Latinoamérica) expert; master
yo he sido gallo para eso I was a great one at that
5 (Pesca) cork float
6 (flema) spit; (México) (gargajo) gob of spit (muy_familiar)
7 (México) (serenata) street serenade
8 (México) (ropa usada) hand-me-down; cast-off
anda siempre de gallos all his clothes are hand-me-downs; lo visten con los gallos del hermano mayor they dress him in his brother's hand-me-downs o cast-offs
9 (And) (flecha) dart
10 (Col) (México) (Dep) shuttlecock
11 (And) [de bomberos] hose truck
galloa galla
(Chile) guy (familiar)/girl
conocí a un gallo estupendo I met a great guy (familiar); ¡qué galla tan antipática! she is so unfriendly!
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