pal
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pal(
pahl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(friend)
a. el amigo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la amiga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Of course I know Lucy! She's one of my old pals!¡Claro que conozco a Lucy! ¡Es una amiga de toda la vida!
b. el compinche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Why don't you go to the soccer field to play with your pals?¿Por qué no vas al campo de fútbol para jugar con tus compinches?
c. el colega
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la colega
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can I ask a favor of you? - Sure, I'd do anything for a pal.¿Puedo pedirte un favor? - Claro, haría lo que fuera por un colega.
d. el cuate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I talked to a pal of mine, and he's agreed to fix your car.Hablé con un cuate mío, y aceptó arreglar tu carro.
PAL
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
2. (phase alternating line)
a. PAL
PAL is the color encoding system used in many European countries for broadcast television.PAL es el sistema de codificación utilizado en muchos países europeos para la emisión de señales de televisión.
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pal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. el amiguete(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la amiguete(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. el colega
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la colega
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
look here, pal!¡mira tío, compadre!
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pal [pæl]
noun
amigoaamiga (m) (f);a amiga compinche (informal) (m); cuateacuata (m) (f) (informal);a cuata (Méx) pata (m) (informal); (Peru)
be a pal! ¡venga, pórtate como un amigo!; they're great pals son muy amigos; old pals' act acto (m) de amiguismo (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "pal"
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pen pal
el amigo por correspondencia
dear pen pal
querido amigo por correspondencia
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