goose
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Usage note
The plural of "goose" is "geese."
goose(
gus
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el ganso
(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).
, la gansa
(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).
Be careful; geese can be very aggressive.Ten cuidado; los gansos pueden ser muy agresivos.
The goose has a rounded orange beak.El ganso tiene el pico rendondo de color naranja.
b. la oca
(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).
Las ocas se ponen agresivas si se acerca alguien a su nido.Geese get aggressive if someone approaches their nests.
2. (culinary)
a. el ganso
(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).
We usually have goose for dinner on Christmas.Solemos comer ganso para la cena en Navidad.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(silly person)
a. el ganso
(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)
Come on; quit being a goose!Venga, no hagas el ganso!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to pinch)
a. tocarle el trasero
She goosed her husband as she passed through the living room.Le tocó el trasero a su esposo cuando lo pasó en la sala.
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goose
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bird)
a. la ganso m, oca
(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. (fig)
a.
his goose is cookedse va a caer con todo el equipo
to kill the goose that lays the golden eggmatar la gallina de los huevos de oro
goose bumpscarne de gallina
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goose [ɡuːs] geese (plural)
noun
(domestic) gansoagansa (m) (f);a gansa oca (f); (wild) ánsar (m)
to cook sb's goose hacer la santísima a algn
to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs matar la gallina de los huevos de oro
transitive verb
(prod) meter mano a
modifier
goose bumps (n)
goose pimples (n)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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silly goose
ganso
duck, duck, goose
pato ñato
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