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rata
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rata(
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. rat
En el metro de Nueva York se pueden ver muchas ratas.You can see a lot of rats in the subway in New York.
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).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(miser)
a. cheapskate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi jefe es un rata que no ha aprobado un aumento de salario para nadie en tres años.My boss is a cheapskate who hasn't approved a pay raise for anyone in three years.
b. tightwad
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Esa rata solo me dejó una propina del 5%!That tightwad only gave me a 5% tip!
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bad person)
a. rat
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No soporto ese rata de novio que tiene mi compañera de apartamento.I can't stand that rat of a boyfriend my roommate has.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(miserly)
a. stingy
No seas tan rata. Es mi cumpleaños y quiero ir a un buen restaurante.Don't be so stingy. It's my birthday, and I want to go to a good restaurant.
b. cheap
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Es muy rata. Ni un centavo te prestaría.She's really cheap. She wouldn't even lend you a penny.
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rata
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colloquial)
a. stingy, mean
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (colloquial)
a. stingy person
3. (general)
a. rat
rata de aguawater rat
4. (colloquial)
a.
rata de sacristíafanatical churchgoer
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rata
rat
ser una rata de biblioteca to be a bookworm
rata común house rat
El [lirón careto] (Eliomys quercinus), la [rata común] y la [campestre] (Rattus norvegicus y R. rattus(, el [ratón de campo] (Apodemus sylvaticus), el [ratón casero] (Mus musculus), el conejo (Oryctolagus cuniculus), y la liebre (Lepus capensis).
rata gris brown rat
Se trata de la [rata gris] o común (Rattus norcegicus Berkenhout) y el ratón ( Mus musculus L).
rata negra black rat; house rat
Muchas especies de aves endémicas han visto reducida alarmantemente su población a consecuencia de los depredadores introducidos, como las [ratas negras,] que se alimentan de huevos.
1 (tacaño) miser; mean devil; stingy devil (familiar)
2 (ladrón) sneak thief
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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rata
rat
por rata
for being so stingy
niño rata
squeaker
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