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sapo

sapo(
sah
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poh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
a. toad
Besó al sapo y se transformó en un príncipe guapo.She kissed the toad and it turned into a handsome prince.
2. (game)
a. sapo
Siempre tira las monedas tan lejos cuando juega al sapo con nosotros.He always throws the coins too far whenever he plays sapo with us.
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(informant) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. snitch
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Ojo con ese sapo!Be careful with that snitch!
b. grass
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Una vez sapo, sapo para siempre.Once a grass, always a grass.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (smart) (Andes)
a. crafty
¡Qué niño más sapo! Se las jugó para salir de sus quehaceres.What a crafty boy! He tricked his way out of doing his chores.
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sapo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. toad
2. (fig)
a.
echar sapos y culebrasto rant and rave
sapo
1 (Zoología) toad
echar sapos y culebras to turn the air blue
2 (persona) ugly creature
3 (Latinoamérica) game of throwing coins into the mouth of an iron toad
4 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (soplón) informer; grass (familiar); fink (familiar); (EEUU)
5 (S. Cone) (soldado) soldier
sapo
adjective
1 (And) (Centroamérica) (S. Cone) (astuto) cunning; sly
2 (S. Cone) (hipócrita) hypocritical; two-faced
3 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (chismoso) gossipy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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