fawn
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fawn
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el cervato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la cervata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A doe and her fawn were grazing in the meadow.Una cierva y su cervato pastaban en el prado.
2. (color)
a. el beige
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The table is a nice color; it's kind of a fawn.La mesa tiene un color bonito; es como un beige.
b. el beis
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The designer ultimately decided on fawn for the color of the den.La diseñadora acabó decidiéndose por beis para el color del cuarto de estar.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. beige
Julia bought herself a very attractive fawn purse.Julia se compró un bolso beige muy atractivo.
b. beis
This fawn rug is much more understated than that green one.Esta alfombra beis es mucho más discreta que esa de color verde.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to grovel; used with "over" or "on")
a. adular a
Of course he takes everything for granted! He's had people fawning over him his entire life.¿Cómo no va a darlo todo por sentado! La gente lo ha adulado toda su vida.
b. lisonjear a
Now that Tammy is a famous model, everyone fawns on her whenever she's back in town.Ahora que Tammy es una modelo famosa, todo el mundo la lisonjea cuando visita su ciudad.
5. (to show affection; used with "over" or "on")
a. hacer fiestas a
The children were on the floor fawning over the new puppy.Los niños estaban en el suelo haciendole fiestas al nuevo cachorro.
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fawn
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. adular
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fawn [fɔːn]
noun
1 (Zool) cervato (m)
2 (colour) pardo (m) claro
adjective
de color pardo claro
fawn [fɔːn]
intransitive verb
to fawn (up)on sb [+animal] hacer carantoñas a algn; [+person] adular or lisonjear a algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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