hoof
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hoof
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal anatomy)
a. el casco
(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).
The blacksmith nailed the shoe to the horse's hoof.El herrero clavó la herradura al casco del caballo.
b. la pezuña
(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 hunter saw the footprints of a deer's hooves.El cazador vio las huellas de las pezuñas de un ciervo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(human anatomy)
a. la pata
(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)
(foot)
I'm lying down trying to rest my hooves after a long day of standing in the kitchen!Estoy echado tratando de descansar las patas después de un largo día de pie en la cocina.
b. la pezuña
(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)
(hand)
Get your dirty hooves off me!¡Quítame tus sucias pezuñas de encima!
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hoof
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of horse)
a. el casco
(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).
2. (of cattle, deer, sheep)
a. la pezuña
(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 transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to hoof itir a pata
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hoof [huːf]
noun
hoofs hooves
1 [of horse] casco (m); [of other animals] pezuña (f)
cloven hoof pata (f) hendida; cattle on the hoof ganado (m) en pie; hoof and mouth disease (US) fiebre (f) aftosa; glosopeda (f)
2 [of person] (foot) pezuña (informal) (f); pata (informal) (f)
transitive verb
to hoof it (walk) ir a pata (informal); (depart) liar el petate (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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