gusano

gusano(
goo
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sah
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noh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
a. worm
Los gusanos ayudan a airear la tierra de un jardín.Worms help aerate the soil of a garden.
2. (larva)
a. maggot
Los gusanos se alimentaban del cadáver.The maggots were feeding on the dead carcass.
b. caterpillar (of a butterfly)
Qué difícil es creer que este feo gusano pronto será una bella mariposa.It's so hard to believe that this ugly caterpillar will soon be a beautiful butterly.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(lousy person)
a. worm
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No escuches a ese gusano; siempre tiene un motivo oculto.Don't listen to that worm; he always has an ulterior motive.
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gusano
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (animal)
a. worm
2. (de mosca)
a. maggot
gusano de luzglow worm
gusano de (la) sedasilkworm
3. (fam pey)
a. worm
4. (computers)
a. worm
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gusano
1 (gen) worm; [de tierra] earthworm; [de mosca] maggot; [de mariposa, polilla] caterpillar
[matar] el gusano
criar gusanos to be dead and buried; be pushing up the daisies (familiar)
gusano de la carne maggot
Hay larvas que son acuáticas y otras que no. Al segundo grupo pertenece el [gusano de la carne] o asticot, que llega a criarse con fines comerciales.
gusano de la conciencia remorse
gusano de luz glow worm
gusano de seda silkworm
2 (persona) worm; (ser despreciable) contemptible person; (persona dócil) meek creature
3 (Informática) worm
En comparación con los [virus informáticos,] que son "criaturas primitivas" e infectan los programas extendiéndose lentamente, los [gusanos informáticos] viajan de un ordenador a otro dentro de una red de comunicaciones, destruyen información y pueden dañar el sistema informático.
4 (Cuba) nickname for Cuban refugees post-1959
adjective
(Cuba) Cuban-refugee
¡Ya no se puede hablar ni dentro del partido! Luego se extrañan de que escuchemos la emisora gusana Radio Martí [de Miami].''
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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