Perro
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Perro
See also: Perro, pero, and però

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish perro ("dog").

Pronunciation

Adjective

perro m (feminine singular perra, masculine plural perros, feminine plural perras, comparable)

  1. stiff (of an object, rigid, hard to bend, inflexible)
    Synonym: emperrado
    A porta está perra, não a consigo abrir.
    The door is stuck, I can't open it.
  2. stubborn
    Synonym: teimoso

Derived terms

Noun

perro m (plural perros)

  1. (rare) dog
    Synonyms: cão, cachorro
  2. (figuratively) mischievous person

Derived terms


Spanish

Un perro

Etymology

Of uncertain origin. Originally had a pejorative connotation. Supplanted the Latin word can. Perhaps from a call used for dogs (compare Galician apurrar ("set the dogs on")). Another theory derives it from Iberian. Compare Asturian perru.

Pronunciation

Noun

perro m (plural perros, feminine perra, feminine plural perras)

  1. dog
    Synonyms: can (formal), chucho (colloquial)
    Hyponyms: cachorro, quiltro

Derived terms

Descendants

  • -> Portuguese: perro

Adjective

perro (feminine singular perra, masculine plural perros, feminine plural perras)

  1. doggy, doggish
  2. awful
  3. wicked, mean

See also

Further reading


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