swine

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The plural of “swine” is “swine”. However, in British English, the plural is “swines” in the sense shown in 2).
swine(
swayn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. el cerdo
(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)
The farmer sacrificed a swine and placed it on the altar.El agricultor sacrificó un cerdo y lo puso en el altar.
b. el puerco
(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)
We raise sheep and swine on our farm.Criamos ovejas y puercos en nuestra granja.
c. el chancho
(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)
The swine rolled around in the mud in their sty.Los chanchos se revolcaron en el barro en su chiquero.
2. (contemptible person)
a. el cerdo
(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)
, la cerda
(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)
Don't be a swine, and say thank you!¡No seas un cerdo, y di gracias!
b. el canalla
(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)
, la canalla
(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)
Some swine broke in and stole everything.Algunos canallas forzaron la entrada y nos robaron todo.
c. el cochino
(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)
, la cochina
(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)
Please act like less of a swine and don't eat with your hands.Por favor, no actúes como un cochino y no comas con las manos.
d. el marrano
(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)
, la marrana
(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)
That swine has no manners at all!¡Ese marrano no tiene modales para nada!
e. el cabrón
(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)
, la cabrona
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Don't do business with that swine. He'll swindle you.No hagas negocio con ese cabrón. Te va a estafar.
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swine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (literary)
a. el cerdo m, puerco
(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)
(pig)
b. el chancho
(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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
swine feverpeste porcina
2. (colloquial)
a. el cerdo(a) m,f, canalla
(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)
la cerdo(a) m,f, canalla
(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)
(unpleasant person)
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swine [swaɪn]
noun
1 (Zool) (pl inv) cerdo (m); puerco (m)
2 (person) canalla (m); cochinoacochina (m) (f);a cochina marranoamarrana (m) (f);a marrana
you swine! ¡canalla!; what a swine he is! ¡es un canalla!
modifier
swine fever (n) fiebre (f) porcina
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