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parrot
American English: /ˈpɛrət/
British English: /ˈparət/

Translation of parrot in Spanish:

noun

  • (Zoology) as sick as a parrot (British English) [colloquial]
    muerto de rabia [colloquial]
    I was o felt as sick as a parrot
    estaba que me moría de la rabia [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • It's been observed in many other bird species besides parrots and macaws, as well as elephants, macaques, giraffes, rhinos and chimpanzees.
    • You can attract birds like eastern rosellas, king parrots, galahs and lorikeets to your garden.
    • Song birds in the mating season seem to sing endlessly, and some birds, such as parrots or lyre birds, can even imitate human speech almost to perfection.

transitive verb

  • [pejorative]
    (words/opinions)
    repetir como un loro or papagayo
    Example sentences
    • The ‘we can increase production’ quote has been parroted repeatedly in the mainstream media with little background or additional information provided.
    • So, while the media was mindlessly parroting that information over and over again, these viewers already understood that it most likely was not true.
    • Asked about writing, she examines the butter dish with interest, before mouthing some sentences like a student parroting poetry.

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