ganso
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el ganso, la gansa(
gahn
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soh
)
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).
1. (animal)
a. goose (male or female)
Vi una bandada de gansos volando hacia el sur.I saw a flock of geese flying to the south.
¡Mira! ¡Un ganso! - Ten cuidado. Son animales muy agresivos.Look! A goose! - Be careful. They're very aggressive animals.
b. gander (male)
Los gansos suelen ser más grandes que las gansas.Ganders tend to be larger than female geese.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(silly person)
a. fool
¡A ver si dejas de hacer el ganso!Will you stop playing the fool, please?
b. clown
Es una verdadera gansa. Nunca se cansa de hacer el tonto.She's a real clown. She never tires of fooling around.
c. idiot
Su novio es un ganso. Yo nunca podría tomarme en serio a un hombre así.Her boyfriend is an idiot. I could never take a man like that seriously.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(silly)
a. foolish
No seas ganso. ¡Estamos en un funeral!Stop being foolish. We are at a funeral!
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(awkward)
a. clumsy
Qué niño más ganso. ¿Es que siempre se te tienen que caer los libros?What a clumsy boy. Do you have to always drop your books?
b. klutzy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Serás ganso! ¡Me estás pisoteando las flores!You're so klutzy! You're stomping on my flowers!
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(indolent)
a. lazy
Es de lo más ganso que te puedas imaginar. No movería un dedo por ayudar.She's as lazy as they come. She'd never lift a finger to help.
b. idle
No seas tan ganso y ordena tu cuarto.Don't be so idle and tidy up your room.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(a great amount of)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. a lot of
Pagamos pasta gansa por la casa.We paid a lot of money for the house.
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ganso
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ave; hembra)
a. goose
2. (macho)
a. gander
3. (colloquial)
a. idiot, fool
hacer el gansoto clown around
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (colloquial)
a. tall
5. (grande)
a. huge
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gansoa gansa
adjective
1 (grande) huge; hefty
2 (gandul) lazy
3 (estúpido) idiotic; (bromista) play-acting
¡no seas ganso! don't be an idiot!
4 (atractivo) hunky (familiar); dishy (familiar)
(torpe) idiot; dimwit (familiar); (rústico) country bumpkin; hick (familiar); (EEUU)
(ave) (gen) goose; (macho) gander
hacer el ganso to play the fool; clown around
ganso salvaje wild goose
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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