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percebe
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percebe(
pehr
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seh
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beh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. barnacle
Los percebes son abundantes en la costas del norte de España.Barnacles are abundant in the northern coast of Spain.
Los mejillones desplazaron a los percebes en esta zona de la costa.Mussels have displaced barnacles in this part of the coast.
b. goose barnacle
El percebe estaba aferrado a una roca.The goose barnacle was stuck to a rock.
2. (culinary)
a. barnacle
Me encantan los mariscos pero los percebes no me atraen nada.I love seafood, but barnacles do nothing for me.
b. goose barnacle
¿Cuántos euros pagaste por un plato de percebes en España?How many euros did you pay for a dish of goose barnacles in Spain?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stupid)
a. twit
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ese percebe inundó el baño cuando se duchó.That twit flooded the bathroom when he took a shower.
b. idiot
No seas un percebe y escucha lo que te digo.Don't be an idiot and listen to me.
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percebe
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (marisco)
a. goose barnacle
2. (colloquial)
a. twit
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percebe
1 (Zoología) barnacle
2 (tonto) idiot; twit (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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