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loco

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loco(
loh
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koh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (mentally ill)
a. crazy
En el parque hay una señora loca gritando a los corredores.There's a crazy lady in the park screaming at the runners.
b. insane
No sé si ese hombre está loco o solo es un poco excéntrico.I don't know if that man is crazy or just a bit eccentric.
c. mad
La vieja se había vuelto loca cuando se le murió el hijo.The old lady had gone mad when her son died.
2. (foolish or wild)
a. crazy
Esos chicos están locos; harán cualquier cosa.Those boys are crazy; they will do anything.
b. insane
¿Estás loco? No puedes saltar de nuestro techo al techo de los vecinos.Are you insane? You can't jump from our roof to the neighbors' roof.
c. mad
Tendrías que estar loco para hacer eso.You'd have to be mad to do that.
3. (stupendous)
a. crazy
El cumpleaños de la Nati fue aún más loco que el año pasado.Nati's birthday party was even crazier than last year.
b. amazing
¡Fue una fiesta muy loca! La pasé muy bien.That was a amazing party! I had a great time.
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
4. (crazy person)
a. crazy (adjective)
Mi vecino es un loco. Trato de no hablar con él.My neighbor is crazy. I try not to talk to him.
b. lunatic
No te preocupes si ese hombre te grita; es un loco.Don't worry if that man yells at you; he's a lunatic.
c. madman (masculine)
Por favor, no describas a mi hermano como un loco. Sufre de una enfermedad mental.Please don't describe my brother as a madman. He's suffering from a mental illness.
d. madwoman (feminine)
En la historia, la loca del desván es la esposa del héroe.In the story, the madwoman in the attic is the hero's wife.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. man
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dale, loco. Apúrate o llegaremos tarde.Come on, man. Hurry up or we'll be late.
b. dude
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Loco, estás borracho. Es hora de volver a casa.Dude, you're drunk. It's time to go home.
c. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Loco, ¿estás listo o no?Mate, are you ready or not?
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loco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (demente)
a. mad, crazy
volver loco a alguiento drive somebody mad
volverse locoto go mad
este niño me trae locothis child is driving me mad
loco de atar o rematestark raving mad
¡ni loco!(absolutely) no way!
¡no lo haría ni loco!there's no way you'd get me doing that!
2. (insensato)
a. mad, crazy
no seas loca, es muy peligrosodon't be (so) stupid, it's very dangerous
a lo locohastily
3. (apasionado, entusiasmado)
a. mad, crazy
estar loco de/porto be mad with/about
estar loco de contento/pasiónto be wild with joy/passion
estar loco por alguien/algoto be mad about somebody/something
le vuelve loco el fútbolhe's mad about soccer, he's soccer-crazy
4. (extraordinario; interés, ilusión)
a. tremendous
5. (suerte, precio)
a. extraordinary
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
6. (también fig)
a. lunatic, madman
7. (mujer)
a. lunatic, madwoman
un loco de atara raving lunatic
hacerse el locoto play dumb, to pretend not to understand
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locoa loca
adjective
1 (no cuerdo) mad; crazy
¿estás loco? are you mad o crazy?; no seas loco, eso es muy arriesgado don't be stupid, that's very risky; una brújula loca a compass whose needle no longer points north; estaba loco de alegría he was mad o wild with joy
andar o estar loco con algo (preocupado) to be worried to death about sth; (contento) to be crazy about sth
ando loco con el examen the exam is driving me crazy; está loca con su moto nueva she's crazy about her new motorbike
está loco por algn/algo
está loco por esa chica he's mad o crazy about that girl; anda o está loca por irse a Inglaterra she's mad keen to go to England
tener o traer loco a algn
este asunto me tiene o trae loco this business is driving me crazy
volver loco a algn to drive sb mad; drive sb round the bend
la cautividad vuelve locos a algunos animales
el marisco me vuelve loco I'm crazy about seafood
volverse loco to go insane; go mad
estar para volverse loco
estoy para volverme loco I'm at my wits' end; este caos es para volverse loco this is absolute chaos
estar loco de atar o de remate to be stark raving mad
estar más loco que una cabra to be as mad as a hatter
no lo hago ni loco no way will I do that (familiar)
hacer algo a lo loco to do sth any old how
loco de verano (S. Cone) cracked; crazy
2 (frenético) hectic
hoy he tenido un día loco I've had a really hectic day today
3 (enorme)
llevo una prisa loca I'm in a tremendous o real rush (familiar); he tenido una suerte loca I've been fantastically lucky (familiar)
lunatic; madman/madwoman
el loco de César se ha comprado otro coche that lunatic o madman César has bought another car; esta es una casa de locos this place is a madhouse
correr como un loco to run like mad
gritar como un loco to shout like a madman; shout one's head off
hacerse el loco to act the fool
es un loco perdido he's stark raving mad
ponerse como un loco to start acting like a madman/madwoman
cuando se enteró de que había muerto se puso como un loco
cada loco con su tema everyone has their own axe to grind
(Chile) abalone; false abalone
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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