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petardo
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petardo(
peh
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tahr
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doh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (firework)
a. firecracker
Anoche, los vecinos estaban estallando petardos y no me dejaban dormir.Last night, the neighbors were setting off firecrackers and wouldn't let me sleep.
El estallido de los petardos suele asustar mucho a los perros.The sound of firecrackers going off can be very frightening for dogs.
b. banger (United Kingdom)
Los vándalos pusieron un petardo en una papelera para hacerla explotar.The vandals set off a banger in a garbage can.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(spliff)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. joint
La poli pilló a Hugo fumándose un petardo y lo detuvo.The cops caught Hugo smoking a joint and arrested him.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boring thing)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bore
Vaya petardo de libro me ha regalado mi madre.The book my mother bought me was a real bore!
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).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boring person)
a. bore
Si algo no soporto es rodearme de petardos, ¡necesito divertirme!If there's something I can't stand it's being surrounded by bores, I need to have fun!
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ugly person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. hag (for a woman)
La hermana de Juan es una petarda aunque él y su otro hermano son guapísimos.Juan's sister is a hag even though he and his brother are really good-looking.
b. old hag (for a woman)
Mi vecina es una petarda que ni con todo el maquillaje del mundo puede ser guapa.My neighbor is such an old hag, all the make-up in the world wouldn't make her look good.
c. worm (for a man)
¿Cómo una chica tan guapa puede estar con un petardo así?How can such a beautiful woman be with such a worm?
d. ogre (for a man)
Martín era un bombón de joven y ahora es un auténtico petardo.Martin was handsome when he was young, but now he is a real ogre.
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petardo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cohete)
a. firecracker
b. banger (United Kingdom)
2. (colloquial)
a. bore
¡qué petardo de película!what a boring film!
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. joint
4. (colloquial)
a. horror, ugly person
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petardo
1 (cohete) banger; firecracker; (explosivo) small explosive device; (Mil) petard;
2 (lo que aburre) bore; drag
ser un petardo to be dead boring (familiar)
3 (mujer fea) hag (muy_familiar); old hag (muy_familiar)
4 (droga) joint (muy_familiar)
5 (estafa) fraud; swindle
pegar un petardo pull a fast one;a on;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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