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gay

gay(
gey
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (related to sexual preference)
a. homosexual
Alan's family were very supportive when he told them he was gay.La familia de Alan fue muy comprensiva cuando les dijo que era homosexual.
b. gay
I'm going to a gay bar tonight with my neighbor.Voy a ir a un bar gay con mi vecino esta noche.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(happy)
a. alegre
"We went to such a gay party last night," said the woman in the movie from the 1920s."Fuimos a una fiesta muy alegre anoche", dijo la mujer en la película de los años veinte.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (homosexual person; sometimes offensive)
a. el homosexual
(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).
(M)
There were lots of gays in the parade.Había muchos homosexuales en el desfile.
b. el gay
(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).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Look at that gay over there. - Grandma, you can't say that!Mira a ese gay. - Abuela, ¡no puedes decir eso!
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gay
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (homosexual)
a. homosexual, gay
gay rightsderechos de los homosexuales
2. (esp old-fashioned)
a. alegre (happy)
with gay abandoncon alegre despreocupación
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (man)
a. el homosexual m, gay
(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).
(M)
4. (woman)
a. la lesbiana
(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).
(F)
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gay [ɡeɪ]
adjective
1 (homosexual) [+man, community, movement] gay
adjective:invariable
; (a)
homosexual;
[+woman] homosexual; lesbiano; [+bar] gay
adjective:invariable
; (a)
de gays
a centre for lesbians and gay men un centro para lesbianas y gays; gay men and women hombres y mujeres homosexuales; gays y lesbianas; gay sex relaciones (f) homosexuales; the gay scene el ambiente gay or homosexual
2 gayer (comparative)gayest (superlative) (cheerful) [+person, colour, costume] alegre; [+atmosphere, music, laughter] alegre; festivo
Nancy liked their gay costumes she was feeling witty and gay
3 (carefree)
with gay abandon despreocupadamente; alegremente
He has splashed dollars around with gay abandon
she's living the gay life in Paris se da la gran vida en París; se pega la vida padre en París (informal)
I don't have the money to live the gay life gay [Paree] [Paris]
noun
(man) gay (m); homosexual (m); (woman) lesbiana (f); homosexual (f);
modifier
the gay liberation movement gay lib (n) el movimiento de liberación homosexual
gay rights (n) derechos (m) de los homosexuales
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