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scapegoat(
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got
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (person blamed)
a. el chivo expiatorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Beto was used as a scapegoat, but other powerful people were also involved in the fraud.Beto fue usado como chivo expiatorio, pero otras personas poderosas estuvieron involucradas en el fraude también.
Poor Nuño is always the scapegoat for anything that goes wrong at work.El pobre Nuño siempre es el chivo expiatorio de todo lo que va mal en el trabajo.
b. la cabeza de turco
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Why am I the scapegoat? I wasn't even in class that day!¿Por qué soy yo la cabeza de turco? ¡Si ni siquiera estuve en la clase ese día!
c. el chivo emisario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(River Plate)
People sometimes try to find a scapegoat rather than taking responsibility for their own problems.Las personas a veces intentan buscar un chivo emisario en vez de asumir su propia responsabilidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to blame)
a. usar de chivo expiatorio
You can scapegoat immigrants all you want, but have you even looked at the data?Puedes usar a los inmigrantes de chivo expiatorio, pero ¿siquiera has visto los datos?
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scapegoat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el chivo expiatorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
scapegoat [ˈskeɪpɡəʊt]
noun
cabeza (f) de turco; chivo (m) expiatorio
to be a scapegoat for pagar el pato por; pagar los cristales rotos por
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