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patán
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patán(
pah
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tahn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (boorish)
a. uncouth
Quisiera que aprendieras buenos modales y dejaras de ser tan patán.I wish you'd learn some good manners and stop being so uncouth.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(coarse man)
a. lout
La mayoría de los taxistas son personas amables, pero algunos son unos patanes groseros.Most taxi drivers are kind people, but some are rude louts.
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)
(uneducated countryman)
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)
Contrató a un patán para que le cuidara la casa de campo.He hired a yokel to watch over his farm house.
b. bumpkin
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)
Qué vas a hacer en ese pueblo, si ahí solo viven patanes.What are you going to do in that town? Only bumpkins live there.
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patán
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. uncivilized, uncouth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. bumpkin
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patán
rustic; yokel; hick (familiar); (EEUU) lout;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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