An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (obstinate)
a. stubborn
Deja de ser tan terco y toma tu medicina ya.Stop being so stubborn and take your medicine already.
b. obstinate
Ese niño terco insiste que él no fue quién robó los dulces.That obstinate child insists that he wasn't the one who stole the candy.
2. (hard to work with)
a. tough
Este pedazo de piel es muy terco; mejor hacemos las botas con otra cosa.This piece of leather is really tough; let's make the boots with something else.
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. (relentless person)
a. stubborn person
No desperdicies tu tiempo hablando con ese terco.Don't waste your time talking to that stubborn man.
Esa terca insiste que el refresco es un elemento en una dieta sana.That stubborn woman insists that soda is part of a healthy diet.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. stubborn
terco como una mulaas stubborn as a mule
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. stubborn person
ser un tercoto be stubborn
1 (obstinado) stubborn; obstinate
terco como una mula as stubborn as a mule
2 (And) (severo) harsh; unfeeling; (indiferente) indifferent
3 [+material] hard; tough; hard to work
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