pest

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pest(
pehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. la peste
(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).
(F)
The raccoons have become a pest in this city. They're always knocking over garbage cans and making a mess.Los mapaches han llegado a ser una peste en esta ciudad. Van tumbando cubos de basura dejando todo hecho un desastre.
b. la plaga
(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).
(F)
Deer are a pest around here because they eat the vegetables in our garden.Los venados por aquí son una plaga porque se comen los vegetales de nuestro huerto.
2. (bothersome person or thing)
a. el fregón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la fregona
(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).
(F)
Quit being such a pest and asking me so many questions. Can't you see that I'm trying to work?Deja de ser tan fregón haciéndome tantas preguntas. ¿No ves que estoy tratando de trabajar?
b. el pelmazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la pelmaza
(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).
(F)
I can't even get on the elevator without our neighbor talking my ear off. What a pest!Ni llego al ascensor sin que nuestro vecino me desquicie. ¡Qué pelmazo!
c. el plomazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Ok, ok I told you I would wash the dishes in a minute. Don't be a pest!Ya te dije que lavaría los platos en un minuto. ¡No seas plomazo!
d. la lata
(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).
(F)
It takes me so long to do my taxes. What a pest!Me lleva tanto tiempo hacer la declaración de la renta. ¡Qué lata!
e. el hincha
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la hincha
(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).
(F)
(Southern Cone)
Oh great, I have to go to the DMV to renew my license, but it's such a pest.Pucha, tengo que ir a la DRA para renovar el carné, pero es una auténtica hincha.
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pest
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (vermin, insects)
a. la plaga
(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).
(F)
pest controlmétodos para combatir las plagas
2. (colloquial)
a. el plomazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(nuisance)
b. el latazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
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pest [pest]
noun
1 (Zool) plaga (f); (insect) insecto (m) nocivo; (animal) animal (m) dañino; animal (m) nocivo
2 (person) pelma (m) (informal); (Esp) pelmazoapelmaza (m) (f) (informal);a pelmaza (Esp) fregónonafregona (m) (f) (informal);ona fregona (LAm) (thing) lata (informal) (f); fastidio (m)
what a pest that child is! ¡cómo me fastidia ese niño!; it's a pest having to go es una lata tener que ir (informal)
modifier
pest control (n) lucha (f) contra las plagas de insectos y ratas
pest control officer (n) funcionarioafuncionaria (m) (f) del departamento de lucha contra plagas de insectos y ratas;a funcionaria
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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