gig
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gig(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(music)
a. la actuación
(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).
What time is your gig tonight? - Doors open at 7, and we're on at 8:30.¿A qué hora es tu actuación esta noche? - Se abren las puertas a las 7, y empezamos a las 8:30.
b. el concierto
(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).
Roberto can't work in the restaurant that night because he's playing a gig.Roberto no puede trabajar en el restaurante esa noche porque va a dar un concierto.
c. la tocada
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Are you coming to our next gig?¿Vas a ir a nuestra próxima tocada?
d. el toque
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
The band's having a gig Friday night.El grupo tienen un toque el viernes en la noche.
2. (carriage)
a. la calesa
(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).
The duke's physician arrived at the manor in his gig.El médico del duque llegó a la mansión en su calesa.
3. (nautical)
a. la lancha
(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).
The rowers got into the gig and shoved off from shore.Los remeros subieron a la lancha y se alejaron de la orilla.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(job)
a. el curro
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Marisol's new gig pays much better.Marisol gana mucho mejor en el nuevo curro.
b. la chamba
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Sandra's happy with the waitress gig she got.Sandra está contenta con la chamba de mesera que consiguió.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to perform)
a. tocar
Richard's band gigged until after midnight.El grupo de Richard tocó hasta después de la medianoche.
b. dar un concierto
The band was ready to gig when the bar's lights went out.La banda estaba lista para dar un concierto cuando se fue la luz del bar.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(gigabyte)
a. giga
This external hard drive holds 500 gigs.Este disco duro externo tiene una capacidad de 500 gigas.
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gig
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (carriage)
a. la calesa
(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).
2. (colloquial)
a. el actuación f, concierto
(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).
(pop concert)
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gig [ɡɪɡ]
noun
1 (carriage) calesa (f)
2 (Náut) lancha (f); canoa (f)
3 (Mús) actuación (f); concierto (m)
4 (US) (job) trabajo (m) temporal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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