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indio
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el indio, la india(
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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. (nationality)
a. Indian
Ivana se va a casar con un indio que conoció en Nueva Delhi.Ivana is going to get married to an Indian she met in New Delhi.
2. (person of Amerindian origin)
a. American Indian
Esta área está poblada por los sioux y otros indios.This area is populated by the Sioux and other American Indians.
b. Amerindian
Se reunieron en la reserva con un indio llamado Alo.They met at the reservation with an Amerindian named Alo.
c. Indian
Los indios atacaron el fuerte británico desde el norte.The Indians attacked the British fort from the north.
3.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(ignorant person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. yokel
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
No pierdas el tiempo discutiendo con un indio como Morales.Don't waste your time arguing with a yokel like Morales.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (of Indian origin)
a. Indian
Sahib y Suhavi tienen un restaurante de comida india.Sahib and Suhavi own an Indian restaurant.
5. (of Amerindian origin)
a. American Indian
Las tradiciones indias deben ser respetadas y preservadas.American Indian traditions should be honored and preserved.
b. Indian
Las tribus indias comerciaban con el ejército francés.The Indian tribes engaged in trade with the French army.
c. Amerindian
Estoy escuchando una recopilación de música india.I'm listening to a compilation of Amerindian music.
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indio
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. Indian
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. Indian
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer el indioto play the fool
indio americanonative American
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indioa india
adjective
1 [+persona] Indian
2 (azul) blue
1 Indian
2
hacer el indio to play the fool
salirle el indio a algn (Centroamérica) (S. Cone)
le salió el indio he behaved like a boor
ser el indio gorrón to live by scrounging (familiar)
subírsele el indio a algn (S. Cone)
se le subió el indio he got over-excited
indio viejo (Centroamérica) (México) (Culin) stewed meat with maize and herbs
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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