gallego
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gallego(
gah
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yeh
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goh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Galician
La gente de la provincia española de Lugo habla gallego.People from the Spanish province of Lugo speak Galician.
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).
2. (person from Galicia)
a. Galician
Cuando viajé por el norte de España, me hice amigo de varios gallegos.When I traveled around the north of Spain, I made friends with several Galicians.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(person from Spain)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. Spaniard
En ese vecindario viven muchos gallegos.Lots of Spaniards live in that neighborhood.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (of Galician origin)
a. Galician
El caldo gallego es delicioso y es uno de mis platos favoritos.Galician broth is delicious and is one of my favorite dishes.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(from Spain)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. Spanish
Yo creo que el dueño de la tienda de la esquina es gallego.I think the owner of the corner store is Spanish.
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gallegoa gallega
adjective
1 (de Galicia) Galician
2 (Latinoamérica) Spanish
1 (de Galicia) Galician
2 (Latinoamérica) Spaniard
1 (Lingüística) Galician
2 (viento) north-west wind
Gallego, a romance language dating back to the 12th century and closely related to Portuguese, is spoken by most of the inhabitants of Galicia. During the Franco régime, the use of Galician and other minority national languages was prohibited in the media and in public institutions. It has enjoyed lengua cooficial status alongside castellano since 1981. There are several dialects of the language and formal attempts to standardize them in the 1970s were unsuccessful. However, a standard form is now beginning to emerge naturally in the larger urban areas.
note See culture box in entry lengua.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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el gallego es una de las lenguas oficiales de
Galician is one of the official languages of
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