el marrano, la marrana(
mah
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rrah
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noh
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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).
1. (animal)
a. pig
Los marranos están durmiendo en el chiquero y están cubiertos de lodo.The pigs are sleeping in the sty and are all covered in mud.
b. sow (feminine)
Las crías están jugando alrededor de la marrana.The piglets are playing around the sow.
c. boar (masculine)
Ese marrano negro está enorme.That black boar is huge.
d. hog
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El vaquero atrapó el marrano y ató sus pies con su lazo.The cowboy caught the hog and tied its feet with his lasso.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dirty person)
a. pig
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi compañero de cuarto es un marrano. ¡Nunca lava los platos!My roommate is a pig. He never does his dishes!
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(contemptible person)
a. swine
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ese marrano ha estado diciendo mentiras sobre mí y mi familia.That swine has been telling lies about me and my family.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. pork
Me encanta comer marrano asado con salsa barbacoa.I like to eat grilled pork with barbecue sauce.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nasty)
a. disgusting
¡No seas marrana! Quita el cabello del desagüe después de ducharte.Don't be disgusting! Take your hair out of the drain after you shower.
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marrano
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. pig
2. (colloquial)
a. (filthy) pig
3. (colloquial)
a. swine
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marranoa marrana
adjective
filthy; dirty
(Zoología) pig; hog; (EEUU)
1 (persona) (despreciable) swine (familiar); (sucio) dirty pig (familiar)
2 (Hist) converted Jew
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Phrases with "marrano"
Here are the most popular phrases with "marrano." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
cochino marrano
filthy pig
Examples
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