four-letter word
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four-letter word
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vulgar word)
a. la palabrota
(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).
Beth got in trouble at school when the teacher overheard her using a four-letter word.Beth se metió en problemas en la escuela cuando el maestro la oyó decir una palabrota.
b. el taco
(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 candidate polarized opinions about him with his liberal use of four-letter words in the debate.El candidato polarizó las opiniones sobre él con su uso abundante de tacos en el debate.
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four-letter word
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la palabrota
(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).
b. el taco
(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)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
four-letter word [ˌfɔːletəˈwɜːd]
noun
palabrota (f); taco (m); grosería (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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