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perra
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perra(
peh
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rrah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. bitch (female dog, fox, wolf, or otter)
La perra tuvo cinco cachorros.The bitch had five puppies.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(money)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. penny
No puedo acompañarte al cine. Apenas tengo una perra.I can't go with you to the movies. I haven't got a penny.
b. coin
Préstame unas perras. Quiero jugar a las tragaperras.Lend me some coins. I want to play the slot machines.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fit)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. tantrum
El chico cogió una perra cuando le dijeron que no le iban a comprar un helado.The boy threw a tantrum when they told him they weren't going to buy him an ice cream.
4. (compulsion)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. obsession
Me ha dado la perra de escuchar la canción nueva de mi artista favorita toda la tarde.I was overcome by an obsession to listen to my favorite singer's new song all afternoon.
5.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(unpleasant woman)
a. bitch
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Esa perra se llevó todas mis cosas mientras estaba en el trabajo.That bitch took all my stuff while I was at work.
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perra
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. bitch
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. tantrum
coger una perrato throw a tantrum
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. penny
estoy sin una perraI'm flat broke
no tiene una perra gorda o chicahe hasn't got a bean
no vale una perra gorda o chicait isn't worth a bean
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perra
1 (Zoología) bitch
2 (España) (moneda) copper; penny
ahorró unas perras he saved a few coppers (familiar); no tener una perra to be broke (familiar); be skint (familiar)
perra chica (Hist) 5-céntimo coin
perra gorda (Hist) 10-céntimo coin
3 (rabieta) tantrum
el niño cogió una perra the child had a tantrum
4 (obsesión) obsession; crazy idea
está con la perra de comprárselo he's taken it into his head to buy it; le cogió la perra de ir a México he got obsessed about going to Mexico (familiar)
5 (S. Cone) (sombrero) old hat
6 (S. Cone) (cantimplora) leather water bottle
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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