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zoquete

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zoquete(
soh
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keh
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teh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dim)
a. dense
¡Qué zoquete eres! ¡Pusiste la llave equivocada en la cerradura y ahora está atrapada!You're so dense! You put in the wrong key, and now it's stuck!
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
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiot)
a. blockhead
Hijo, eres un zoquete. No aprobaste ningún examen.Son, you're a blockhead. You didn't pass a single exam.
b. dimwit
Tú vales mucho más que Pepa. Ese zoquete no sabe lo que se pierde.You're much more worthy than Pepa. That dimwit doesn't know what he's missing.
c. oaf
Si leyeras las instrucciones, sabrías armar el mueble, zoquete.If you read the instructions, you'd know how to assemble this furniture, you oaf.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (chunk of wood)
a. block
Hace tablas de cortar preciosas de zoquetes sobrantes.He creates beautiful chopping boards from leftover blocks of wood.
4. (culinary)
a. crust
Si no quieres comer el zoquete de tu pan, simplemente dáselo al perro.If you don't want to eat the crust of your bread, just give it to the dog.
5. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Paraguay
(Paraguay)
(Southern Cone)
a. ankle sock
María, pon los zoquetes azules y el vestido blanco.Maria, put on the green socks and the white dress.
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zoquete
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (colloquial)
a. thick, dense
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (calcetín) (Southern Cone)
a. ankle sock
3. (colloquial)
a. blockhead, idiot
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zoquete
(zopenco) blockhead; (patán) lout; oaf;
1 [de madera] block
2 [de pan] crust
3 (Latinoamérica) (suciedad) body dirt; human dirt
4 (Caribe) (México) (puñetazo) punch; (trompada) smack in the face
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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