pardo

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pardo(
pahr
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (color)
a. brownish-gray
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El pelo de este animal es entre pardo y rojizo.This animal's fur is somewhere between brownish-gray and reddish.
b. brownish-grey (United Kingdom)
Llevaba puesto un horroroso vestido pardo.She had on a horrendous, brownish-grey dress.
2. (weather)
a. dull
El día está tan pardo. Provoca tomarse una siesta.It's such a dull day. I just want to to take a nap.
b. overcast
El cielo pardo significaba sin duda que iba a llover.The overcast sky was a sure sign of rain.
3. (voice)
a. flat
Hablaba en voz parda, como si no le importara nada.She spoke in a flat voice, as if she couldn't be bothered about anything.
4.
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)
(mixed race)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mulatto
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (color)
a. brownish-gray
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me parece que el color pardo es más sofisticado que el marrón.I think brownish-gray looks more sophisticated than brown.
b. brownish-grey (United Kingdom)
Las paredes de la oficina estaban pintadas de color pardo.The office's walls were painted brownish-grey.
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).
6.
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)
(person of mixed race)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mulatto
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
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pardo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. grayish-brown, dull brown
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. grayish-brown, dull brown
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pardoa parda
adjective
1 [+color] grey-brown; brownish-grey
2 [+cielo] overcast
3 [+voz] flat; dull
(Caribe) (S. Cone) (mulato) mulatto; half-breed; (México) (persona humilde) poor devil;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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