el gago, la gaga(
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
1. (person who stutters) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
a. stutterer
Los gagos no suelen tener problemas para cantar.Stutterers don't usually have a problem when they sing.
b. stammerer
Un gago puede recurrir a ciertas estrategias para controlar su dificultad para hablar.Stammerers can resort to certain strategies to control their speech difficulty.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (who speaks falteringly) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
a. stuttering
Si tienen un hijo gago, tendrían que hablar con el médico.If they have a stuttering child, they should talk to the doctor about it.
b. stammering
Padres de hijos gagos organizaron un grupo de apoyo local donde se pueden reunir en un ambiente tranquilo.Parents who have stammering children have organized a local support group where they can get together in a calm environment.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Andrea está haciendo un tratamiento porque es gaga.Andrea is having some treatment because she has a stammer.
Jonás era gago de más pequeño pero consiguió superarlo.Jonas used to have a stutter when he was younger, but he managed to overcome it.
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gagoa gaga (Latinoamérica)
stammering; stuttering
stammerer; stutterer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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