las lapas
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lapa

lapa(
lah
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pah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (mollusk)
a. limpet
La roca está cubierta de lapas y es muy difícil despegarlas.The rock is covered with limpets and it is very difficult to get them off it.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g., redneck).
(pejorative)
(hanger-on)
a. leech
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g., redneck).
(pejorative)
Julia está muy agobiada porque el chico que está enamorado de ella es una auténtica lapa.Julia is feeling overwhelmed because the guy who is in love with her is a real leech.
b. pest
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g., redneck).
(pejorative)
¡Eres una lapa! ¡No puedo ir solo a ningún sitio!You're such a pest! I can't go anywhere on my own!
3. (rodent)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. paca
La piel de la lapa es oscura y moteada con manchas blancas.The paca's skin is dark and mottled with white spots.
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lapa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (zoology)
a. limpet
2. (fig)
a.
pegarse como una lapato cling like a leech
3. (colloquial)
a. hanger-on, pest
lapa
1 (Zoología) limpet
pegarse a algn como una lapa to stick to sb like a limpet
hijo te pegas como una lapa, no me dejas ni un momento
2 (And) (S. Cone) (Botánica) half gourd used as bowl; (used as bowl)
3 (And) (sombrero) large flat-topped hat
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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