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gorila
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el gorila, la gorila(
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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. gorilla
En el zoológico, vimos a una gorila acunando a su bebé.At the zoo, we saw a gorilla holding her baby in her arms.
2.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(politics) (Southern Cone)
a. right-winger
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Los gorilas en Argentina se oponían a las políticas del Peronismo.Argentinian right-wingers opposed Peron's politics.
b. fascist
Aquel país estaba regido por los gorilas bajo el dominio de Mussolini.That country was controlled by the fascists under Mussolini's rule.
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)
(escort)
a. bodyguard
El gorila de la actriz famosa no deja acercar a los reporteros.The famous actress's bodyguard won't allow reporters to get close to her.
b. heavy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Desde que se se volvió millonario, anda siempre con un gorila al lado.Since he became a millionaire, he always travels with a heavy by his side.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(strong-arm)
a. thug
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Casi lo matan esos gorilas porque les debía una plata.Those thugs almost killed him because he owed them some money.
b. bullyboy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El gorila del barrio tiene intimidado a Javier.The neighborhood's bullyboy is intimidating Javier.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(doorman)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bouncer
Unos menores de edad trataron de entrar a la discoteca, pero el gorilla los pilló.A few underage kids tried to sneak in the night club, but the bouncer caught them.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(politics)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. military dictator
El gorila y sus generales controlan los medios.The military dictator and his generals control the media.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(politics) (Southern Cone)
a. reactionary
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
El candidato de izquierda se refirió a su oponente como "el candidato gorila".The leftist candidate referred to his opponent as "the reactionary candidate."
b. fascist
Se ofendió profundamente cuando lo llamaron gorila y chauvinista.He was deeply ofended when they called him fascist and chauvinist.
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gorila
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. gorilla
2. (colloquial)
a. bodyguard
3. (en discoteca, pub)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bouncer
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gorila
1 (Zoología) gorilla
2 (matón) tough (familiar); thug (familiar); [de club] bouncer (familiar); (guardaespaldas) bodyguard; minder (familiar)
3 (S. Cone) (Política) right-winger; (Mil) senior officer
adjective
(S. Cone) (Política) reactionary
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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