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taco

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taco(
tah
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koh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. taco
¿Has probado los tacos de pescado en ese lugar? ¡Son increíbles!Have you tried the fish tacos at that place? They're amazing!
2. (footwear)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. heel
¿Cuán alto es el taco de este zapato?How high is the heel on this shoe?
3. (stopper)
a. wedge
¿Dónde está el taco? Esta puerta debe quedar abierta.Where is the wedge? This door needs to stay open.
4. (pool stick)
a. cue
No puedo jugar al billar sin mi taco de la suerte.I can't play pool without my lucky cue.
5. (office supplies)
a. pad
Tenemos que comprar un nuevo taco de notas.We have to buy a new note pad.
6. (hardware)
a. Rawlplug
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
Para elegir el tamaño de taco hay que tener en cuenta dónde lo vas a poner.To choose the size of the Rawlplug, you should take into account where you will use it.
7. (profanity)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. swearword
¡No digas tacos en mi presencia!Don't use swearwords in front of me!
b. curse word
La película tiene una gran cantidad de violencia y tacos.The movie has a lot of violence and curse words.
8. (disorder)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. mess
Tenía tantas cosas en el cajón que me he armado un taco.I had so many things in the drawer that I got into a mess.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(on the road)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. traffic jam
Había un taco en la ruta.There was a traffic jam on the highway.
10. (little square)
a. cube
¿Corto el queso en tiras o tacos?Shall I cut the cheese in strips or cubes?
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taco
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tarugo)
a. plug
2. (para tornillo)
a. Rawlplug®
3. (cuña)
a. wedge
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. swearword
decir tacosto swear
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. mess, muddle
armarse un taco (con algo)to get into a muddle (over something)
6. (de billar)
a. cue
7. (de billetes de banco)
a. wad
8. (de billetes de autobús, metro)
a. book
9. (de hojas)
a. pile, stack
10. (de jamón, queso)
a. cube
11. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
tacosyears (of age)
12. (culinary)
a. taco
b. filled tortilla
13. (tacón)
a. heel
tacos altoshigh heels
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taco
1 (pieza) (para tornillo) Rawlplug;™ (tapón) plug; stopper; [de bota de fútbol] stud; (para fusil) wad; wadding; (tarugo) wooden peg
taco de salida (Dep) starting block
2 (Billar) cue
3 [de papeles] (para escribir) pad; [de billetes, cupones] book; [de cheque] stub; (calendario) desk calendar
taco de papel el reparto de un taco de millones entre una banda de mandamases un taco de folios/papeles me daban un taco de # Mundo Obrero # que casi nunca llegué a repartir
4 [de jamón, queso] cube
5 (España) (palabrota) rude word; swearword
soltar un taco to swear; dice muchos tacos he swears a lot
6 (España) (lío) mess
armarse o hacerse un taco to get into a mess; get mixed o muddled up; dejar a algn hecho un taco to flatten sb (in an argument)
7 (año) year
tener 16 tacos to be 16 (years old); cumple cinco tacos (en la cárcel) he's doing five years' bird (muy_familiar)
8 (Mil) (Hist) ramrod
9 (Latinoamérica) (tacón) heel
10 (México) (Culin) taco; filled rolled tortilla; (bocado) snack; bite
darse taco (Centroamérica) (México) to give o.s. airs
11 (Chile) (trago) swig of wine (familiar)
12 (S. Cone) (México) (obstáculo) obstruction; blockage; (Chile) (atasco) traffic jam
13 (aplicado a personas) (S. Cone) short stocky person; (chaparro) (And) (personaje) big shot (familiar); (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (México) fop; dandy
14 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (preocupación) worry; anxiety; (miedo) fear
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