tortuga

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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (reptile)
a. turtle
Algunas tortugas pueden vivir cientos de años.Some turtles can live over hundreds of years.
Hay diferentes tipos de tortugas en el océano.There are different kinds of turtles in the ocean.
b. tortoise
Tiene una tortuga como mascota.She has a tortoise as a pet.
c. terrapin
Deberías llevar tu tortuga al veterinario.You should take your terrapin to the vet.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(slow person)
a. slowpoke
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Odio ir de compras con el abuelo, ¡es una tortuga!I hate shopping with grandpa. He's such a slowpoke!
b. slowcoach
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡Venga! ¡No seas una tortuga!Come on! Don't be a slowcoach!
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tortuga
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (terrestre)
a. tortoise
b. turtle
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (marina)
a. turtle
3. (fluvial)
a. terrapin
4. (fig)
a.
ser una tortugato be a snail
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tortuga
[de tierra] tortoise;(also tortuga marina) turtle
a paso de tortuga at a snail's pace
fuimos andando a paso de tortuga desde la casa hasta el parque
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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