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perico
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perico(
peh
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koh
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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. parakeet
Mi amigo Ted tiene un perico que habla.My friend Ted has a parakeet that talks.
2. (headdress)
a. toupee
En la película antigua, algunos actores salen usando pericos.In the old movie, some of the actors are wearing toupees.
3. (botany)
a. giant asparagus
El perico es fácil de plantar.The giant asparagus is easy to plant.
4. (vegetable)
a. asparagus
Compré pollo, zanahorias y pericos para hacer un salteado.I bought chicken, carrots, and asparagus to make a stir-fry.
5. (toilet)
a. urinal
Hay un perico en la habitación del hotel si quieres hacer pipí.There's a urinal in the hotel room if you need to pee.
6.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(drug)
a. cocaine
El hombre trató de meter una maleta de perico al país.The man tried to get a suitcase full of cocaine into the country.
b. snow
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Sería mejor que no consumieran perico.It would be better if you didn't consume snow.
c. blow
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Tienes algo de perico? Necesito desconectar un poco.Do you have some blow? I need to switch off for a while.
7. (beverage)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. cortado
Me tomé un perico y una rebanada de pay.I had a cortado and a slice of pie.
b. white coffee
Quiero un perico, por favor.I'd like a white coffee, please.
8. (trainee)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. apprentice
El mecánico está entrenando a su perico.The mechanic is training his apprentice.
pericos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. scrambled eggs
¿Probaste los pericos cuando fuiste a Colombia?Did you try scrambled eggs when you went to Colombia?
Perico
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
10. (nickname for Pedro)
a. Pete
Mis mejores amigos en la primaria eran Perico y Juanito.Pete and Johnny were my best friends in primary school.
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perico
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pájaro)
a. parakeet
2. (colloquial)
a. snow
3. (café con leche)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. white coffee
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perico
1 (Ornitología) parakeet
2 (Botánica) giant asparagus
3 (droga) snow (muy_familiar); cocaine
4 (Col) (café) white coffee
5 (peluca) wig; toupé
6 (orinal) chamberpot
7 (puta) tart (familiar); slut (muy_familiar)
8
(huevos) pericos (And) (Caribe) scrambled eggs with fried onions
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