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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (religious)
a. devout
Pablo y yo chocamos mucho porque él es muy pío y yo una atea convencida.Pablo and I clash a lot because he is very devout and I am a confirmed atheist.
b. pious
Las personas mayores que conozco son muy pías y van a misa los domingos.The old people I know are very pious and go to church every Sunday.
2. (dappled)
a. piebald
En el establo hay dos caballos negros y una yegua pía marrón y blanca.In the stable, there are two black horses and one piebald, brown-and-white mare.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (sound birds make)
a. cheep
Por la ventana abierta de la vecina, se oían los píos alegres del canario.Out of our neighbor's open window, you could hear the canary's happy cheeps.
b. tweet
Seguí los píos de los pajaritos y vi que había un nido en lo alto del árbol.I followed the little birds' tweets and saw that there was a nest at the top of the tree.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. pious
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[+caballo] piebald; dappled
1 (Religión) pious; devout; sanctimonious
2 (compasivo) merciful
1 (Ornitología) cheep; chirp
no decir ni pío not to breathe a word
¡de esto no digas ni pío! don't you breathe a word!; irse sin decir ni pío to go off without a word
tener el pío de algo to long for sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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los pollitos dicen "pío"
chicks say "tweet"
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