puerco

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el puerco, la puerca(
pwehrr
-
koh
)
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. pig
Los puercos son más inteligentes de lo que muchos creen.Pigs are smarter than many people think.
b. hog
Mis vecinos tienen un puerco que pesa 200 kilos.My neighbors have a hog that weighs 200 kilos.
c. sow (feminine)
La puerca acaba de parir. - Ya sé; ¡los cerditos están hermosos!The sow just gave birth. - I know; the piglets are so cute!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(filthy person)
a. pig
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi compañera de cuarto es una puerca. ¡Solo se baña una vez a la semana!My roommate is a pig. She only showers once a week!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. pork
Les encantaron las tostadas de puerco deshebrado.They loved the shredded pork tostadas.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(rude man)
a. pig
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Quita las manos de mi hermana, puerco!Get your hands off my sister, you pig!
b. swine
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ricardo es un puerco que no sabe hablar bien de las mujeres.Ricardo is a swine who doesn't know how to talk respectfully about women.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(disgusting)
a. dirty
Me da asco la casa de María porque está tan puerca.Maria's house makes me feel sick because it's so dirty.
b. filthy
No voy a comer en este puerco restaurante.I'm not going to eat in this filthy restaurant.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(obscene)
a. nasty
¡Ya basta con tus chistes puercos!Enough already with your nasty jokes!
b. disgusting
Esa película es puerca; no es apta para menores.That's a disgusting movie; it's not suitable for minors.
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puerco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. dirty, filthy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (animal)
a. pig, sow
3. (colloquial)
a. pig, swine
4. (carne)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. pork
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puercoa puerca
1 (cerdo) pig/sow; hog/sow; (EEUU)
puerco de mar porpoise
puerco espín porcupine
puerco jabalí wild boar; wild pig
puerco marino dolphin
puerco montés puerco salvaje wild boar; wild pig
2 (sinvergüenza) pig (familiar); (canalla) swine (familiar); rotter (familiar)
adjective
1 (asqueroso) dirty; filthy
2 (repugnante) nasty; disgusting
3 (grosero) coarse
4 (mezquino) rotten (familiar); mean
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