lagarto

el lagarto, la lagarta(
lah
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gahr
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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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. lizard
Un lagarto tomaba el sol en la terraza.A lizard was sunning itself on the terrace.
2. (animal)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. alligator
Esta linda cría de lagarto pesará unas 40 libras al alcanzar su edad adulta.This beautiful baby alligator will weigh around 40 pounds when it reaches adulthood.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wily person)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. fox
¡Qué lagarto ese tipo! Ayer se manejó para llevarse su compra gratis.That guy is a fox! Yesterday he managed to get his purchases for free.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fawning person)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. sycophant
El presidente está rodeado de lagartos.The president is surrounded by sycophants.
b. schmoozer
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La función para recaudar fondos estaba llena de lagartos haciéndole la barba a los ricos.The fundraiser was full of schmoozers sucking up to the rich.
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lagarto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (reptil)
a. lizard
2. (caimán)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. alligator
lagarto
1 (Zoología) lizard; (Latinoamérica) (caimán) alligator
¡lagarto, lagarto! (cuidado) look out!; (toca madera) touch wood!; (And) (México) (Dios nos libre) God forbid!
lagarto de Indias alligator
lagarto verde green lizard
El [lagarto verde] (Lacerta viridis) ocupa el mismo espacio, pero sin alcanzar Galicia y penetrando algo hacia el sur por la cordillera Ibérica.
2 (taimado) devious person; sly person; fox
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (codicioso) get-rich-quick type (familiar); (And) (sableador) scrounger (familiar); sponger (familiar); (And) (especulador) profiteer;
4 (México) (astuto) sharp customer; smart operator
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