la pera
-the pear
See the entry for pera.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (fruit)
a. pear
Compramos una cesta de peras en el mercado.We bought a basket of pears at the market.
2. (illuminating device)
a. light bulb
La lámpara no funciona. ¿Podrías cambiar la pera?The lamp isn't working. Could you change the light bulb?
3. (electronics)
a. switch
La pera de esta lámpara está fallando.The switch on this lamp is acting up.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
Regionalism used in Spain
a. preppy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No me gusta nada ir a esa zona porque está llena de gente pera.I can't stand going to that area because it's full of preppy people.
b. posh (United Kingdom)
Mi primo va a un colegio de niños peras.My cousin goes to a school for posh kids.
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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. (fruta)
a. pear
2. (de goma)
a. (rubber) bulb
3. (interruptor)
a. light switch on cord
4. (expresiones)
partir perasto fall out
pedir peras al olmoto ask (for) the impossible
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
ser la perato be the limit
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. posh
niño peraspoiled o posh brat
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (Botánica) pear
eso es pedir peras al olmo that's asking the impossible
esperar a ver de qué lado caen las peras to wait and see which way the cat will jump
hacerse una pera to wank (vulgar)
partir peras con algn to fall out with sb
poner a algn las peras a cuarto to tell sb a few home truths
ser la pera to be the limit
son la pera de buenos esto nos viene de pera
tirarse la pera (And) to play truant; play hooky; (EEUU)
tocarse la pera to sit on one's backside (doing nothing)
2 (barba) goatee; (Chile) (barbilla) chin;
3 [de atomizador, bocina] bulb
4 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) (bombilla) bulb; (interruptor) switch
5 (cabeza) nut (familiar); bonce (familiar); noggin (familiar); (EEUU)
6 peras (pechos) tits (vulgar)
"Lo mejor de Calvià son las [peras] de las germanas", explica sardónico un taxista de Son Ferrer, entusiasta convicto de la moda ubicua del top-less.
7 (empleo) cushy job (familiar)
8 (Latinoamérica) (Dep) punchball
(pijo) posh (familiar)
un barrio pera a posh area; fuimos a un restaurante muy pera we went to a really swish o posh restaurant (familiar); niño o pollo pera spoiled upper-class brat
es un pollo pera
fence (familiar); receiver (of stolen goods)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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