moro

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moro(
moh
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roh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (history)
a. Moorish
El caballero vio el ejército moro avanzando hacia la montaña.The knight saw the Moorish army advancing toward the mountain.
2. (religious)
a. Muslim
Los Reyes Católicos forzaron la conversión de toda la población mora en España en 1502.The Catholic Monarchs forced the conversion of Spain's Muslim population in 1502.
3. (of Arab origin)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. North African
Pillaron una patera mora intentando cruzar ilegalmente.They caught a North African dinghy trying to cross illegally.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(chauvinistic)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. sexist
El jefe de mi hermana es muy moro. Se negó a pagarle tanto como a sus colegas por ser mujer.My sister's boss is really sexist. He refused to pay her as much as her coworkers because she's a woman.
5. (animal)
a. pinto
El caballo moro ha perdido una herradura.The pinto horse has lost a shoe.
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
6. (history)
a. Moor
¿Quién invadió la península ibérica en el año 711? - Creo que fueron los moros.Who invaded the Iberian peninsula in 711? - I believe it was the Moors.
7. (religious)
a. Muslim
Los moros solo comen la carne halal que se prepara de acuerdo con las leyes musulmanas.Muslims only eat Halal meat, which is prepared according to Muslim law.
8.
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)
(ethnicity)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. North African
No me gusta que vengan todos estos moros a nuestro país.I don't like all these North Africans coming to our country.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(chauvinist)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. sexist pig
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Es un moro el tío ese. Siempre faltando el respeto a las mujeres.He's a real sexist pig, that dude. He's always disrespecting women.
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moro
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (history)
a. Moorish
2. (muy fam)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. sexist
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
3. (history)
a. Moor
moros y cristianostraditional Spanish festival involving mock battle between Moors and Christians
4. (fig)
a.
no hay moros en la costathe coast is clear
5. (fam pey)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. Arab
b. pejorative term referring to a North African or Arab person
6. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. sexist man
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moroa mora
adjective
1 (Hist) Moorish
2 (España) (del norte de África) North African
3 (España) (machista) macho (familiar)
4 [+caballo] dappled; piebald
1 (Hist) Moor
¡hay moros en la costa! watch out!
no hay moros en la costa the coast is clear
dar a moro muerto gran lanzada to kick a man when he's down
2 (España) (del norte de África) North African
3 (Latinoamérica) (caballo) piebald (horse)
1 (marido) domineering husband
2
moros y cristianos (Caribe) (Culin) rice with black beans
3 (España) (Marruecos) Morocco
bajar al moro to go to Morocco
4 (Música) wrong note
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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