la lagartija
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lagartija

lagartija(
lah
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gahr
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tee
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hah
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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. wall lizard
Las lagartijas no te hacen nada.Wall lizards won't hurt you.
b. small lizard
Vi una pequeña lagartija en la regadera.I saw a small lizard in the shower.
2. (exercise)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. push-up
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El entrenador nos puso a hacer 30 lagartijas.The trainer made us do 30 push-ups.
b. press-up (United Kingdom)
No aguanto hacer ni diez lagartijas.I can't even do ten press-ups.
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lagartija
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. (small) lizard
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lagartija
1 (Zoología) (small) lizard; wall lizard
2 (México) (salvavidas) lifeguard
3 (ejercicio) press-up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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