paw
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paw(
pa
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of an animal)
a. la pata
(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).
(dog)
The poor dog had a thorn in his paw.El pobre perro tenía una espina en la pata.
b. la garra
(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).
(tiger, lion, cat, bear)
The bear was fishing for salmon with its enormous paws.El oso pescaba salmones con sus enormes garras.
c. la zarpa
(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).
(tiger, lion, cat, bear)
The lion tore the pillow to shreds with his paws.El león hizo trizas la almohada con sus zarpas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
(hand)
a. la manaza
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
Get your paw off my french fries!¡Quita esa manaza de mis papas fritas!
b. la zarpa
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
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)
Don't touch me with those paws you have!¡No me pongas encima esas zarpas tuyas!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to touch)
a. tocar con la pata (animal)
The toy squeaked every time the dog pawed it.El juguete emitía un pitido cada vez que el perro lo tocaba con la pata.
b. golpear con la pata (animal)
The horse suddenly reared up, and then started pawing the dirt.De pronto, el caballo se encabritó, y a continuación empezó a golpear la tierra con las patas.
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)
(to grope)
a. manosear (person)
This guy came over to the bar and started pawing me, so I smacked him in the face.El tipo ese se acercó a la barra y empezó a manosearme, así que le di una bofetada.
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paw
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of cat, lion, bear)
a. la garra f, pata
(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).
2. (of dog)
a. la pata
(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).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
paws off!¡no se toca!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (of animal)
a. tocar con la pata
to paw the groundpiafar
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paw [pɔː]
noun
1 [of animal] pata (f); [of cat] garra (f); [of lion] zarpa (f); garra (f)
2 (hand) manaza (informal) (f)
transitive verb
1 [+animal] tocar con la pata; [+lion] dar zarpazos a
to paw the ground [+horse] piafar
2 (touch) [+person] manosear; tocar; (amorously) sobar
stop pawing me! ¡fuera las manos!
intransitive verb
to paw at sth [+animal] tocar algo con la pata; (to wound) dar zarpazos a algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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