guinea pig
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guinea pig(
gih
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ni
 
pihg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el conejillo de indias
(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).
Guinea pigs are commonly used in experiments.Los conejillos de indias comúnmente son utilizados en experimentos.
b. el cobayo
(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 saw guinea pigs at the pet shop.Vimos cobayos en la tienda de mascotas.
c. el cobaya
(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 cobaya
(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).
When I was small I had a guinea pig called Peter.Yo de pequeña tenía un cobaya que se llamaba Peter.
d. el cuy
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
There are many guinea pigs in South America.Hay muchos cuys en Sudamérica.
e. el cuye
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
What a cute brown guinea pig.Qué bonito cuye café.
f. el cuyo
(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).
Regionalism used in El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My son wants to have a guinea pig as his pet.Mi hijo quiere tener un cuyo como mascota.
g. el cuis
(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).
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
(River Plate)
I think guinea pigs are really cute animals.Yo pienso que los cuis son animales muy tiernos.
h. el curí
(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).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Guinea pigs love lettuce.A los curís les encanta la lechuga.
i. el güimo
(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 güima
(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).
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Guinea pigs are a kind of rodent.Los güimos son un tipo de roedor.
2. (subject of experiment)
a. el conejillo de indias
(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 conejilla de indias
(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).
They are being used as guinea pigs by the teacher to test out her new teaching method.La maestra los utiliza como conejillos de indias para probar su nuevo método de enseñanza.
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