guanaco
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guanaco(
gwa
-
na
-
ko
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el guanaco
(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 guanaca
(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 guanaco is a ruminant similar to a llama that inhabits the mountains of South America.El guanaco es un rumiante parecido a la llama que habita las montañas de Sudamérica.
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guanaco
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled "huanaco" in the sense shown in 1).
el guanaco, la guanaca(
gwah
-
nah
-
koh
)
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. guanaco
El guanaco me escupió cuando lo intenté tocar.The guanaco spat at me when I tried to touch it.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nationality)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. Salvadorean
Daniel es un guanaco de San Miguel.Daniel is a Salvadorean from San Miguel.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(vehicle)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. water cannon
La policía dispersó a los manifestantes con guanacos y gas lacrimógeno.The police dispersed the protesters with water cannons and tear gas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(stupid)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. simple
Luciano es muy guanaco. No se puede debatir sobre nada con él.Luciano is very simple. You can't discuss anything with him.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(of Salvadorean origin)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. Salvadorean
Siempre confundo la bandera guanaca con la de Honduras.I always confuse the Salvadorean flag with the one from Honduras.
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guanacoa guanaca
adjective
(Latinoamérica) (tonto) simple; silly; (torpe) slow;
1 (Latinoamérica) (tonto) simpleton; dimwit (familiar); (campesino) rustic; bumpkin (familiar)
2 (Centroamérica) (salvadoreño) Salvadorean
1 (Zoología) guanaco
2 (S. Cone) (antidisturbios) water cannon
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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