pelado
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pelado(
peh
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lah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(without money)
a. broke
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Me prestas dinero? - No, lo siento. Estoy pelado.Can you lend me some money? - No, sorry. I'm broke.
b. skint
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Mis padres están por el momento pelados, así que yo pago todo.My parents are skint at the moment, so I'm paying for everything.
c. penniless
El derrumbe bursátil reciente dejó pelados a todos los inversionistas.The recent stock market crash left all the investors penniless.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hairless) (Southern Cone)
a. bald
¿Quién te insultó? - El tipo pelado que está ahí, junto a la rubia.Who insulted you? - That bald guy there, next to the blonde.
b. shaved
Se sabe que se unieron al ejército por sus cabezas peladas.You can tell they joined the army because they have shaved heads.
3. (flaking)
a. peeling
Me quedé dormido junto a la piscina y ahora tengo la espalda pelada.I fell asleep next to the pool and now my back is peeling.
4. (culinary)
a. peeled
Las manzanas en la ensalada no están peladas.The apples in the salad are not peeled.
5. (without objects)
a. bare
La habitación se ve pelada, no minimalista.The room looks bare, not minimalist.
b. treeless
La legión romana estableció el campamento en una llanura pelada.The Roman legion established a base camp on a treeless plain.
6. (plain)
a. barely
Recibí un aprobado pelado en el examen por no haber estudiado.I received a barely passing grade on the exam because I didn't study.
7. (rounded off)
a. exact
¿Quieres las cifras con decimales o números pelados?Do you want the figures with decimals or exact numbers?
b. round
Hice una suma rápida, usando números pelados.I did a quick sum using round numbers.
8. (uncouth)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. coarse
Raúl es un ranchero pelado que no tiene buenos modales en la mesa.Raul is a coarse farmer without good table manners.
b. rude
No seas pelado y responde con cortesía y sin palabrotas.Don't be rude and answer politely without swearing.
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).
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hairless person) (Southern Cone)
a. bald person
La policía me preguntó si había visto a un pelado alto con chaqueta de cuero.The police asked me if I had seen a tall bald person wearing a leather jacket.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(child)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
a. kid
¡Oye, pelado! Limpia lo que ensuciaste.Hey, kid! Clean after yourself.
11. (military)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. conscript
El sargento les está enseñando a los pelados a marchar.The sergeant is teaching the conscripts how to march.
12. (person of lower class)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
a. common person
Los pelados no podían ir a eventos culturales como el teatro o el balet.The common people didn't have access to cultural events like the theater or the ballet.
b. working-class person
Los pelados vivían en los barrios marginales al norte de la ciudad.The working-class people lived in the slums to the north of the city.
c. pleb
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Los pelados se juntaron frente al palacio real y exigieron comida.The pleb gathered in front of the royal palace and demanded food.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
13.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hairdo)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. haircut
Me gusta tu pelado. ¿A qué peluquería fuiste?I like your haircut. Which barbershop did you go to?
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pelado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cabeza)
a. shorn
2. (piel, cara)
a. peeling
3. (fruta)
a. peeled
4. (habitación, monte, árbol)
a. bare
5. (número)
a. exact, round
saqué un aprobado peladoI passed, but only just
6. (colloquial)
a. broke
b. skint (United Kingdom)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (colloquial)
a. common person
b. pleb (United Kingdom)
c. oik (United Kingdom)
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peladoa pelada
adjective
1 (sin pelo)
lleva la cabeza pelada he has his head shaved
2 (por el sol)
tengo la espalda pelada del sol my back is peeling from being in the sun
3 [+fruta, patata] peeled; [+gamba] shelled
tomates pelados peeled tomatoes; solo han dejado los huesos pelados they left nothing but the bones
4 [+terreno] treeless; bare; [+paisaje] bare; [+tronco] bare; smooth
una montaña pelada a bare mountain
5 (escueto) bare
cobra el sueldo pelado he gets just his bare salary; he sacado un cinco pelado I just scraped a five
6 (sin dinero) broke (familiar); penniless
7 (México) (grosero) coarse; rude
8 [+número] round
el cinco mil pelado a round five thousand
9 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (descarado) impudent
(corte de pelo) haircut
1 (pobre) pauper
2 (México) (obrero) working-class person
3 (And) (Centroamérica) (bebé) baby
A stock figure in Mexican theatre and film, the pelado is a kind of rural anti-hero cum lovable rogue who survives by his quick wits in the foreign environment of the city. The Mexican actor and comedian Mario Moreno (1911-94) based the character Cantinflas, for which he is famous all over the Spanish-speaking world, on the pelado. The pelado is closely related to the literary figure of the pícaro and forms part of a long line of anti-heroic characters in Hispanic literature.
note See culture box in entry pícaro.note See culture box in entry carpa.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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