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tronco
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tronco(
trohng
-
koh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (botany)
a. trunk
El árbol tiene 90 años y su tronco mide tres metros de diámetro.The tree is 90 years old and its trunk measures three meters in diameter.
2. (lumber)
a. log
Construimos una casa de troncos en la montaña.We built a log house in the mountains.
3. (anatomy)
a. trunk
Recibió un golpe en el tronco en el accidente y le tuvieron que hacer una cirugía.He received a blow to his trunk in the accident, and he had to have surgery.
4. (genealogy)
a. stock
Mariana y su familia descienden de un tronco europeo.Mariana and her family descend from European stock.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(friend)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. buddy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Oye, tronco. Deja de mirar a mi novia así.Hey buddy. Stop looking at my girlfriend like that.
b. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡Quítate, tronco! ¿No ves que me estorbas?Get out of the way mate! Can't you see you're in my way?
c. pal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Genial, tronco. Ahora dame el cambio correcto.Nice pal. Now give me the right change.
6. (linguistics)
a. branch
El vasco no comparte tronco con las lenguas romances.The Basque language does not share a branch with Romance languages.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (unskillful)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. clumsy
Mira a ese árbitro tronco. Se anda cayendo.Look at that clumsy referee. He's tripping all over himself.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boneheaded)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No seas tan tronca. Si no quiere a tus hijos, mándalo a volar.Don't be so dense. If he doesn't like your kids, send him packing.
Si crees que eso funcionará, eres más tronco de lo que pensaba.If you think that will work, you're more of a bonehead than I thought.
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tronco
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (como apelativo)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pal
b. mate (United Kingdom)
2. (persona estúpida)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. thicko
3. (persona torpe)
a. bungler
b. klutz
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (estúpido)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. thick
5. (torpe)
a. clumsy
b. klutzy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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tronco
1 [de árbol] trunk; (leño) log
dormir como un tronco to sleep like a log
tronco de Navidad (Culin) yule log
2 (Anatomía) trunk
3 (estirpe) stock
4 (Ferro) main line; trunk line
5 (pene) prick (vulgar)
troncoa tronca
1 (tío) bloke (familiar)/bird (familiar)
María y su tronco María and her bloke (familiar)
2 (amigo) (en oración directa) mate (familiar); pal (familiar)
—oye, tronco "hey, man" (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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