A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (animal)
a. fox
El pelaje del zorro es rojizo.The fox's fur is reddish.
2. (material)
a. fox fur
Los abrigos de zorro ya no son tan populares como antes.Fox fur coats aren’t as popular as they once were.
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. (astute person)
a. crafty (adjective)
Ese vendedor de autos es realmente un zorro.That car salesman is really crafty.
b. sly (adjective)
Mi hermano es un zorro que siempre roba comida de mi plato.My sly brother always steals food from my plate.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (for cleaning)
a. feather duster
Sacudimos el comedor con zorros dos veces a la semana.We dust the dining room with a feather duster twice a week.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. foxy, crafty
2. (muy fam)
Regionalism used in Spain
no tengo ni zorra (idea)I haven't got a bloody, goddamn clue
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (también fig)
a. fox
zorro azul/árticoblue/arctic fox
4. (piel)
a. fox (fur)
5. (utensilio)
a. feather duster
6. (colloquial)
estar hecho unos zorrosto be whacked, to be done in
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foxy; crafty
1 (animal) fox
zorro gris grey fox
Un zorro gris, llamado chila, en el Parque Nacional Punta Tombo
2 (piel) fox fur; fox skin
zorro plateado silver fox (fur)
3 (persona) (taimado) crafty, old fox; (gandúl) slacker; shirker
estar hecho un zorro to be very drowsy
estar hecho unos zorros [+habitación] to be in an awful state; [+persona] to be all in
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