An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (relating to the ranch)
a. country
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los mariachis tocaron música ranchera.The mariachis played country music.
b. farm
La vida ranchera es más simple y menos estresante.Farm life is simpler and less stressful.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. shy
Daniel es un poco ranchero y no se anima a invitar a salir a María.Daniel is a bit shy and doesn't dare to ask Maria out.
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
3. (occupation)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. rancher
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los rancheros están esquilando las ovejas.The ranchers are shearing the sheep.
b. farmer
Nuestra empresa vende tractores a rancheros.Our company sells tractors to farmers.
4. (profession)
a. mess cook
El ranchero les sirvió pescado y papas a la tripulación.The mess cook served fish and potatoes to the crewmembers.
5. (person from the countryside)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. peasant
Muchos rancheros se mudaron a la ciudad y trabajaron en fábricas.Many peasants moved to the city and worked in factories.
b. country person
¡Por supuesto que Diego sabe andar a caballo! Él es ranchero.Of course Diego knows how to ride! He's a country person.
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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. (general)
a. rancher
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rancheroa ranchera
1 (rudo) uncouth; (ridículo) ridiculous; silly
2 (conocedor del campo)
es muy ranchero he's a real countryman o country person
3 (Culin)
huevos rancheros fried eggs in a hot chilli and tomato sauce
4 (Música)
música ranchera country and western music
1 (Latinoamérica) (jefe de rancho) rancher
2 (cocinero) mess cook
3 (México) peasant; country person
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