An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not active)
a. lazy
Nunca antes había visto un gato tan perezoso.I've never seen such a lazy cat before.
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).
2. (lazy person)
a. lazy
Oye, perezoso, ¡hora de levantarse!Hey, lazy, time to get up!
b. lazybones (informal)
Mira esa perezosa, todo el día viendo la tele.Look at that lazybones over there, watching TV all day.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (animal)
a. sloth
Hay un santuario en Costa Rica que cuida a los perezosos de tres dedos.There is a sanctuary in Costa Rica that takes care of three-toed sloths.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (vago)
a. lazy
2. (lento)
a. slow, sluggish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (vago)
a. lazy person, idler
4. (animal)
a. sloth
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perezosoa perezosa
(vago) idler; lazybones (familiar)
1 (Zoología) sloth
2 (Caribe) (México) (imperdible) safety pin
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