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serrano

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serrano(
seh
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rrah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (geography)
a. mountain
Los árboles serranos están doblados a causa de los vientos continuos.The mountain trees are bent because of the constant blowing of the wind.
Vinimos a esta posada para relajarnos y disfrutar del fresco aire serrano.We came to this inn to relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air.
b. highland
Vive en un pueblo serrano y solo va a la ciudad cuando necesita suministros.He lives in a highland village, and only goes to the city to buy supplies.
c. hill
Cansada de la vida en la ciudad, se mudó a un pequeño pueblo serrano.Tired of city life, she moved to a small hill town.
2. (culinary)
a. Serrano
Bebimos vino tinto y comimos queso y jamón serrano.We drank red wine and ate cheese and Serrano ham.
b. cured
Los ganchos sostenían salames y patas de jamón serrano.Salamis and legs of cured ham hung from the hooks.
3. (coarse)
a. rustic
La casa tenía un estilo serrano, similar a una cabaña.The house had a rustic style, similar to a log cabin.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fit)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. attractive
Lucía mantuvo su silueta serrana con su dieta especial.Lucia kept an attractive figure with her special diet.
b. shapely
Este vestido corto hará que se luzcan mis piernas serranas.This short dress will make my shapely legs stand out.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
5. (highlander)
a. mountain-dweller
Los serranos ayudaron a los rebeldes a esconderse en las montañas.The mountain-dwellers helped the rebels hide in the mountains.
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serrano
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (de la sierra)
a. mountain, highland
aire/pueblo serranomountain air/village
2. (jamón)
a. cured
3. (colloquial)
a.
¡vaya cuerpo serrano!what a great bod!
¡vaya cuerpo serrano tengo!I feel like death warmed up!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
4. (general)
a. person from the mountains
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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serranoa serrana
adjective
1 (Geografía) mountain; hill
2 (tosco) coarse; rustic
3
partida serrana (España) dirty trick
mountain-dweller; highlander
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