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goose

Pronunciation: /guːs/

Translation of goose in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural geese)

  • 1.1 countable/numerable [Zoology/Zoología] oca (feminine), ganso (masculine) to cook sb's goose that's cooked his goose eso le servirá de lección to kill the goose that lays the golden egg(s) matar la gallina de los huevos de oro 1.2 uncountable/no numerable [Cookery/Cocina] ganso (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • It also has contributed to the decrease of water fowl such as duck, geese, curlew, plover and snipe.
    • Wetlands are a lure for geese, swans, ducks, egrets, storks, herons and the icon of the Camargue, the pink flamingo.
    • Millions of birds - ducks, geese, pelicans, shore birds - use the sea each year.
    1.3 countable/numerable (silly girl) [colloquial/familiar] [dated/anticuado] gansa (feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • She called me a silly goose earlier… she's a nutcase as well.
    • But if we blithely assume that the second enclosure movement will have the same benign effects as the first, we may look like very silly geese indeed.
    • Lord, you're so good to me… Why am I such a silly goose?

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [slang/argot] to goose sb tocarle* el trasero a algn [colloquial/familiar]

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