possum

possum(
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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 zarigüeya
(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)
Possums are rarely seen because they are nocturnal animals.Las zarigüeyas casi no se ven porque son animales nocturnos.
b. la comadreja
(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)
Possums can help to keep your garden free of more dangerous pests.Las comadrejas pueden ayudar a mantener su jardín libre de plagas más peligrosas.
c. el tlacuache
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
Vimos un tlacuache cuando fuimos a la sierra.We saw a possum when we went to the mountains.
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possum [ˈpɒsəm]
noun
(US) zarigüeya (f)
to play possum (sleeping) fingir estar dormido; (dead) hacerse el muerto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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