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coso

coso(
koh
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soh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (enclosed area)
a. bullring
El toro corneó al torero, que tuvo que salir del coso.The bull gored the torero and he had to leave the bullring.
b. arena
Había más de 12,000 espectadores en el coso viendo la final de tenis.There were over 12,000 spectators in the arena watching the tennis final.
c. enclosure
El gran toro negro ingresó al coso.The big black bull entered the enclosure.
2. (animal)
a. woodworm
Los cosos hicieron hoyos en todo el leño.The woodworms made holes all over the log.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(undetermined object)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. whatnot
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Alcánzame ese coso para arreglar el grifo.Pass me that whatnot so I can fix the sink.
b. whatchamacallit
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ve a la sala de estar y trae el coso que usamos para que la puerta no se cierre.Go to the living room and bring the whatchamacallit that we use to hold the door open.
c. thingamajig
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Perdí el coso que necesito para conectar el celular a la computadora. - ¿El cable USB?I lost the thingamajig that I need to connect my cellphone to the computer. - The USB cable?
d. thingy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Tienes uno de esos cosos que sirven para poner las llaves juntas?Do you have one of those thingies that hold your keys together?
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(undetermined person)
a. what's-his-name
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
Virginia vino a la fiesta con coso... su compañero de clase. - ¿Te refieres a Lucas?Virginia came to the party with what's-his-name... her classmate. - You mean Lucas?
b. what's-her-name (feminine)
Cosa vino de nuevo a pedir prestado tu vestido negro.What's-her-name came again to borrow your black dress.
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coso
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (bullfighting)
a. bullring
2. (colloquial) (Southern Cone)
a. whatnot, thing
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coso
(recinto) enclosure; especialmente (Taur) bullring;
coso
(insecto) woodworm
coso
especialmente (S. Cone) (cosa) thingummy (familiar); thingamajig (familiar); (EEUU) what-d'you-call-it
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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