renacuajo

el renacuajo, la renacuaja(
rreh
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nah
-
kwah
-
hoh
)
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
1. (animal)
a. tadpole
En la orilla había un montón de renacuajos corriendo en todas direcciones.Near the shore there were lots of tadpoles rushing in all directions.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(kid)
a. shrimp
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Te puedes creer que con tres años la renacuaja esta ya sabe usar el móvil?Would you believe this three year old shrimp already knows how to use a cellphone?
b. little nipper
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¿Dónde está mi hijo? - El renacuajo se escondió debajo de la mesa.Where's my son? - That little nipper hid under the table.
c. tiddler
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Cuando murió su madre, ella era un renacuajo de nada, pero se hizo cargo de la casa.When her mother died, she was just a little tiddler, but she took charge of the house.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(short person)
a. shrimp
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ella es altísima y él es un renacuajo.She's really tall, and he's a shrimp.
b. runt
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La ves y es un renacuajo, pero luego tiene un genio.You see her, and she's a runt, but then she has such a temper.
c. shorty
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Y vas a dejarte pegar por ese renacuajo?And are you gonna let that shorty beat you up?
d. little squirt
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Que te gusta Pedro? ¡Pero si es un renacuajo!You fancy Pedro? That little squirt!
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renacuajo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (animal)
a. tadpole
2. (colloquial)
a. tiddler
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renacuajo
1 (Zoología) tadpole
2 (niño) shrimp
3 (pequeñajo) runt; little squirt (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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