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See the entry forrodeo.
Presentyoconjugation ofrodear.
Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofrodear.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (roundabout way)
a. detour
Dimos un rodeo porque el camino principal estaba bloqueado.We took a detour because the main road was blocked.
b. long way around
Dimos un rodeo para evitar el embotellamiento.We took the long way around to avoid the traffic jam.
c. long way round (United Kingdom)
El área está inundada. Ni siquiera es posible dar un rodeo.The area is flooded. It's not even possible to take the long way round.
2. (show)
a. rodeo
Mi hermano montó a un toro en el rodeo.My brother rode a bull at the rodeo.
3. (stockbreeding)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. roundup
Después del rodeo, el gaucho herró el ganado.After the roundup, the gaucho branded the cows.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (circumlocution)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Manuela, habla sin rodeos. ¿Fuiste tú la que rompió el jarrón o no?Manuela, come straight to the point. Was it you who broke the vase or not?
Mi hijo anduvo con rodeos y no me contó la verdad.My son beat about the bush and didn't tell me the truth.
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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. (camino largo)
a. detour
dar un rodeoto make a detour
2. (evasiva)
andar o ir con rodeosto beat about the bush
hablar sin rodeosto come straight to the point
3. (espectáculo)
a. rodeo
4. (reunión de ganado)
a. rounding up
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1 (ruta indirecta) long way round; roundabout way; (desvío) detour
dar un rodeo to make a detour
2 (en discurso) circumlocution
andarse con rodeos to beat about the bush
no te andes con rodeos déjate de rodeos stop beating about the bush
hablar sin rodeos to speak plainly
3 (Latinoamérica) (Agr) roundup
4 (Dep) rodeo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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