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tarugo
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tarugo(
tah
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roo
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goh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (piece of wood)
a. wooden block
Yo mismo tallé este tarugo de madera con un cinsel.I carved this wooden block myself using a chisel.
b. block of wood
El estante fue ensamblado con tarugos.The bookshelf was assembled using blocks of wood.
2. (dowel)
a. peg
El músico afinó el instrumento con los tarugos.The musician tuned the instrument using the pegs.
b. wall plug
Tienes que meter el tarugo antes de poner el tornillo.You have to put the wall plug in before the screw.
3. (culinary)
a. chunk of bread
Solo tenía un tarugo para comer junto con la sopa.I had only a chunk of bread to eat with the soup.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(idiot)
a. blockhead
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
¡Sebastián es un tarugo! Puso ropa de color en la lavadora y me tiñó la ropa blanca.Sebastian is a blockhead! He put colored clothes in the washing machine and stained my whites.
5. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. tamarind candy ball
¿Te gustan los tarugos cubiertos de chile o de azúcar?Do you like tamarind candy balls covered in chile or sugar?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(idiotic)
a. stupid
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 seas tarugo! No puedes entrar en esa colonia.Don't be stupid! You can't go into that neighborhood.
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tarugo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. blockhead
2. (de madera)
a. block of wood
3. (de pan)
a. chunk (of stale bread)
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tarugo
adjective
1 (zoquete) stupid
2 (Caribe) (adulador) fawning
1 (pedazo de madera) lump; chunk; (clavija) wooden peg; (tapón) plug; stopper; (adoquín) wooden paving block
2 (pan) chunk of stale bread
3 (imbécil) chump (familiar); blockhead (familiar)
4 (Caribe) (susto) fright; scare
5 (México) (miedo) fear; anxiety
6 (soborno) backhander (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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