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perro
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el perro, la perra(
peh
-
rroh
)
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).
1. (animal)
a. dog
Saco al perro tres veces al día.I walk the dog three times a day.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2.
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)
(unpleasant person)
a. pig (masculine)
Todos sus ex-novios eran perros de verdad.All of her ex-boyfriends were total pigs.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very bad)
a. lousy
Ha tenido una vida perra, pero no por eso se puede desquitar con todo el mundo.He's had a lousy life, but that doesn't mean he can take it out on everyone else.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hard)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. difficult
Estuvo súper perro el examen. Nadie lo pudo pasar.The exam was super difficult. Nobody was able to pass it.
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(astute)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. cunning
Esa señora es bien perra. Siempre se sale con la suya.That lady is so cunning. She always gets what she wants.
6.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(scummy)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. asshole
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Esos policías perros nos pidieron una mordida.Those asshole cops asked us for a bribe.
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perro
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (colloquial)
a. wretched, lousy
¡qué vida más perra!life's a bitch!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (animal)
a. dog
andar como el perro y el gatoto fight like cat and dog
3. (colloquial)
a.
de perroslousy
hace un día de perrosthe weather's foul today, it's lousy weather today
ser perro viejoto be an old hand
4. (prov)
a.
perro ladrador poco mordedorhis/her bark is worse than his/her bite
5. (prov)
a.
muerto el perro, se acabó la rabiadeal with a problem at its source
perro callejerostray dog
perro de cazahunting dog
perro falderolapdog
perro guardiánguard dog, watchdog
perro loboalsatian
perro pastorsheepdog
perro políciapolice dog
perro salchichasausage dog
6. (colloquial)
a. swine, dog
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perro
1 (Zoología) dog
cuidado con el perro beware of the dog
perro afgano Afghan hound
perro antiexplosivos perro buscadrogas sniffer dog
perro callejero stray (dog)
perro cobrador retriever
perro dálmata dalmatian
perro de agua (Centroamérica) coypu
perro de aguas spaniel
perro de casta pedigree dog
perro de caza hunting dog
perro de ciego guide dog
perro de lanas poodle
perro de muestra pointer
perro de presa bulldog
perro de raza pedigree dog
perro de San Bernardo St Bernard
perro de Terranova Newfoundland dog
perro de trineo husky; sled dog
perro dogo bulldog
perro esquimal husky
perro faldero lapdog
perro guardián guard dog
perro guía guide dog
perro lazarillo guide dog
perro lebrel whippet
perro lobo alsatian; German shepherd
perro marino dogfish
perro pastor sheepdog
perro pequinés Pekinese
perro policía police dog
perro raposero foxhound
perro rastreador perro rastrero tracker dog
perro salchicha sausage dog (familiar); dachshund
perro vagabundo stray (dog)
perro zorrero foxhound
2
¡a otro perro con ese hueso! pull the other one, it has bells on it! (familiar)
atar perros con longaniza
se cree que allí atan los perros con longaniza he thinks it's the land of milk and honey
de perros foul
estaba de un humor de perros he was in a foul o stinking mood; tiempo de perros foul o dirty weather
echarle los perros a algn to come down on sb like a ton of bricks (familiar)
echar una hora a perros to waste a whole hour; get absolutely nothing done in an hour
hacer perro muerto (Chile) (Perú) to avoid paying
heder a perro muerto to stink to high heaven
meter los perros en danza to set the cat among the pigeons
¿qué perro te/le mordió? (Caribe) what's up with you/him? (familiar)
llevarse como (el) perro y (el) gato to fight like cat and dog
ser como el perro del hortelano to be a dog in the manger
ser perro viejo to be an old hand
tratar a algn como a un perro to treat sb like dirt
vida de perro dog's life
a perro flaco todo son pulgas it never rains but it pours
perro ladrador, poco mordedorperro que ladra no muerde his bark is worse than his bite
3 (Culin)
perro caliente hot dog
4 (holgazán) lazy sod (vulgar)
5 (persona despreciable) swine (muy_familiar)
6 (And) (modorra) drowsiness
7 (S. Cone) clothes peg; clothes pin; (EEUU)
Valparaiso exporta perros para ropa
adjective
rotten (familiar)
¡qué perra suerte la mía! what rotten luck I have! (familiar); esta perra vida this wretched life; ¡qué perra vida! life's a bitch! (familiar); he pasado una temporada perra I've been through a rough patch (familiar)
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