patito

patito(
pah
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tee
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toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
a. duckling
Los patitos anadearon del nido al estanque.The baby ducks waddled from the nest to the pond.
Los patitos recién nacidos nadaban en el lago.The newborn ducklings were swimming on the lake.
2. (game)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
(Southern Cone)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En el campamento de verano, aprendimos a pescar y a hacer patito.At summer camp, we learned how to fish and how to skim stones.
Los niños agarraron unas piedras y jugaron a hacer patito.The children took some stones and played ducks and drakes.
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patito
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
el patito feothe ugly duckling
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
patito
duckling
los dos patitos all the twos (familiar); twenty-two
patito feo ugly duckling
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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