tocayo

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el tocayo, la tocaya(
toh
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kah
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yoh
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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
1. (someone who has the same name as another person)
a. name twin
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hola, soy Julio. - ¿Julio? ¿En serio? Somos tocayos, entonces. Yo también me llamo Julio.Hi, I'm Julio. - Julio? Really? We're name twins, then. My name is also Julio.
¿Te llamas Mauricio? ¡Yo también! Somos tocayos, amigo.Your name is Mauricio? Mine too! We're name twins, man.
b. namesake
Me pusieron David por mi abuelo; es mi tocayo.I was named David after my grandfather; he's my namesake.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mira, allí va tu tocaya.Hey look, there goes that girl who has the same name as you.
Ese muchacho también se llama Eduardo. Somos tocayos.That guy's name is also Eduardo. We share the same name.
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tocayo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. namesake
somos tocayoswe have the same (first) name
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tocayoa tocaya
1 namesake
es mi tocayo he's my namesake; somos tocayos we have the same name
2 (amigo) friend
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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