la golondrina
-the swallow
See the entry for golondrina.


The adjective "golondrina" is invariable, which means its form does not change according to the gender or number of the noun it describes.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. swallow
Una golondrina construyó un nido de barro en el techo de nuestra casa.A swallow built a mud nest on our roof.
Hoy vimos una bandada de golondrinas sobrevolando la escuela.Today we saw a flock of swallows flying over the school.
2. (nautical)
a. motor launch
Nos trasladamos de una isla a la otra en una golondrina.We traveled from one island to another on a motor launch.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (temporary)
Regionalism used in Argentina
Regionalism used in Chile
Regionalism used in Peru
a. migrant
Los trabajadores golondrina se quedaron en la granja por tres meses.The migrant workers stayed on the farm for three months.
4. (short-term)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. hot
Con estas tasas altísimas lo único que llega al país son capitales golondrina.With these insanely high rates, the only thing coming into the country is hot capital.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. swallow
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1 (ave) swallow
una golondrina no hace verano one swallow does not make a summer
golondrina de mar tern
2 (lancha) motor launch
3 (S. Cone) (emigrante) migrant worker
4 (Chile) (Hist) furniture cart
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