A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (suggestive comment)
a. catcall
Alicia dijo que no le gusta caminar por esa calle porque los hombres siempre le gritan piropos.Alicia said she doesn't like walking through that street because men always shout catcalls at her.
b. flirtatious comment
Serena es muy coqueta y le encanta que los hombres le echen piropos.Serena is very coquettish and loves when men make flirtatious comments to her.
c. pick-up line
¿Te dolió cuando caíste del cielo? - Uf, qué piropo más pobre.Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? - Ugh, what a lame pick-up line.
2. (flattering comment)
a. compliment
Ana recibió muchos piropos por su nuevo corte de pelo.Ana received many compliments on her new haircut.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. flirtatious remark
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1 (cumplido) flirtatious remark; (lisonja) flattery
echar piropos a to make a flirtatious remark to
2 (granate) garnet; (rubí) ruby
3 (And) ticking-off (familiar)
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