zapallo
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zapallo(
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pah
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yoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fruit)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. pumpkin
El cocinero sacó la pulpa del zapallo para servir una sopa dentro.The cook removed the flesh from the pumpkin to serve some soup in it.
2. (botany)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. pumpkin
Los zapallos que planté este año ya están enormes.The pumpkins I planted this year are huge already.
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).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dumb) (River Plate)
a. dope
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡María es una zapalla! ¿A quién se le ocurre ir maquillada a la piscina?Maria is such a dope! Who thinks of wearing make-up to go to the pool?
b. fool
¡Sos un zapallo que no dice más que tonterías!You're such a fool saying all that nonsense!
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zapallo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (calabaza)
a. pumpkin
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zapallo
1 (Latinoamérica) (calabaza) gourd; pumpkin
2 (S. Cone)
3 (And) (gordo) fat person
4 (And) (Centroamérica) (tonto) dope (familiar); fool
5 (S. Cone) (cabeza) nut (muy_familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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