loro
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el loro, la lora(
loh
-
roh
)
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).
1. (animal)
a. parrot
Me gustaría comprarme un loro para enseñarle a hablar.I'd like to buy a parrot to teach it to talk.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (talkative person)
a. chatterbox
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La peluquera es un loro; no es capaz de estar callada más de un minuto.The hairdresser's a chatterbox; she's incapable of keeping quiet for more than a minute.
3. (device)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. radio cassette player (with cassette player)
¿Te acuerdas del antiguo loro que teníamos en el coche antes?Can you remember that old radio cassette player we used to have in the car?
b. radio and CD player (with CD)
El loro de mi coche ya no funciona.My car radio and CD player is no longer working.
c. radio (wireless)
Encendí el loro del coche, pero el mecánico había cambiado la estación.I switched on the car radio, but the mechanic had changed the station.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ugly woman)
a. old bag
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. ghetto).
(pejorative)
¡Ana no es un loro! ¿Cómo puedes decir algo tan desagradable?Ana is not an old bag! How can you say something so unpleasant?
b. hag
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. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Por muchas cirugías estéticas que se haya hecho, sigue siendo un verdadero loro.No matter how many cosmetic surgeries she's had, she's still a real hag.
c. dog
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. ghetto).
(pejorative)
¿Viste a la mujer que sale con Juan? ¡Es un loro!Have you seen the woman John's dating? She's a real dog!
5. (in robbery)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. lookout man
La policía detuvo al loro y consiguió frenar el robo.The police arrested the lookout man and managed to stop the robbery.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mucus)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. snot
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Qué asco! ¡La pared está llena de loros!How disgusting! The wall is covered with snot!
b. bogey
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Límpiate la nariz, cariño. Tienes un loro.Wipe your nose, darling. You've got a bogey.
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loro
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. parrot
2. (colloquial)
a. chatterbox
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. sounds
b. radio and/or cassette or CD player
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar al loroto keep one's ears o eyes open
si no estamos al loro, no conseguiremos entradasif we're not quick off the mark we won't get tickets
¡al loro con Luis!be careful with Luis!
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loro
1 (ave) parrot
2 (radio) radio; (radiocasete) radio-cassette
estar al loro (alerta) to be on the alert; (informado) to know the score (familiar)
hay que estar al loro you need to be on the alert; está al loro de lo que pasa he's in touch with what's going on; ¡al loro! watch out!
3 (charlatán) chatterbox (familiar)
mi hermana es un loro, no para de hablar my sister's a chatterbox, she never stops talking
4 (mujer fea) old bag (familiar); old bat (familiar)
5 (S. Cone) (en robo) thieves' lookout man
6 (S. Cone) (Med) bedpan
7 (S. Cone) (moco)
sacar los loros to pick one's nose
8 (Caribe) (cuchillo) pointed and curved knife
adjective
dark brown
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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papita pa'l loro
easy as pie
"loro" en inglés
"loro" in English
repetir como loro
to parrot
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