perro verde
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Usage note
This idiom may be literally translated as "green dog." It is usually preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 2).
perro verde(
peh
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rroh
 
behr
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deh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom) (very strange person)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. odd duck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom)
Para algunos críticos, la directora argentina es un perro verde a la que le encanta provocar.For some critcs, the Argentinian director is an odd duck who loves to shock audiences.
b. weirdo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Lucas es simpático, pero siempre me pareció un perro verde.Lucas is nice, but I always thought he was a weirdo.
c. freak
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
En el colegio se me tenía por un perro verde.I was considered a freak at school.
d. oddball
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Para sus profesores, Lina era una alumna brillante. Para sus compañeros, un perro verde.For her teachers, Lina was a brilliant student. For her classmates, she was an oddball.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(idiom) (exception in a group)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. odd one out (idiom)
Esta banda de ska es el perro verde del festival de rock.This ska band is the odd one out at the rock festival.
b. odd man out (idiom)
En la reunión de exalumnos, yo era el único que seguía soltero, el perro verde.I was the only bachelor at the high school reunion, the odd man out.
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