An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (religious)
a. pagan
Las antiguas danzas paganas perduraron hasta entrada la época cristiana.The old pagan dances lasted up to Christian times.
b. heathen
Muchos griegos y romanos paganos fueran hechos prisioneros.Many heathen Greeks and Romans were imprisoned.
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
2. (religious)
a. pagan
Yo no estoy bautizada, así que supongo que soy una pagana.I haven't been baptized, so I guess I am a pagan.
b. heathen
Los paganos y los cristianos convivieron durante años.Heathens and Christians lived alongside each other for years.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(person who pays)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hoy pagas tú. No voy a ser yo siempre la pagana.It's your turn to pay today. I'm not going to be the one footing the bill every time.
Mi padre es el pagano en todas las comidas familiares.My father ends up with the bill for every family meal.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. pagan, heathen
paganoa pagana
(Religión) pagan; heathen
1 (Religión) pagan; heathen
3 (chivo expiatorio) scapegoat; dupe; victim
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