piraña

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piraña(
pee
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rah
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nyah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
a. piranha
¡No nades en ese río! Está plagado de pirañas.Don't swim in that river! It's infested with piranhas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(clever)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. crafty
Mariano es muy piraña y nos logró convencer a todos de comprar sus dulces.Mariano is really crafty and managed to convince us all to buy his chocolates.
3. (exploiter)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. shark
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El patrón es una piraña que explota a los obreros pagándoles sueldos bajísimos.The CEO is a shark that exploits his workers by paying them low wages.
4. (nautical)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. assault craft
Los comandos cruzaron el rio en una piraña y se adentraron en la jungla.The commandos crossed the river in an assault craft and headed into the jungle.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(glutton)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pig
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Tu hermano es una piraña! Se comió toda la tarta él solo.Your brother is a pig! He ate the whole cake by himself.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
6. (thief who robs with a group)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. gangbanger
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Cinco pirañas le robaron a un turista que estaba tomando sol en la playa.Five gangbangers robbed a tourist who was sunbathing on the beach.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(clever person)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. fox
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No confies en esa piraña.Don't trust that fox.
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piraña
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. piranha
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
piraña
piranha
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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