perro

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See also: Perro, pero, and però

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish perro (dog).

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Adjective[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

perro m (plural perros)

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

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. dog (animal)
    Synonyms: can (formal), chucho (colloquial)
    Hyponyms: cachorro, quiltro
  2. (derogatory) asshole (despicable person)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Portuguese: perro

Adjective[edit]

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

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

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