There are 2 translations of pen in Spanish:

pen1

Pronunciation: /pen/

n (fountain pen)

  • 3 [Zool] (female swan) cisne (m) hembra
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    • Along with the original small red house, the farm now has two barns, a sheep pen, and several sheds.
    • The sheep pens are on display and all strawed up, but will remain empty for two days whilst the show goes on around.
    • Then he moved on to sniff around the sheep where the lambing pen had been.
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    • Research teams were then randomly assigned to a pen of birds.
    • He was helping The Boss put a pen of cattle through the scales before they were trucked out so that they could take out the ones that didn't make the contracted weight.
    • Best price of the day went to the man from Lockton for a pen of hoggs at 121p/kilo.
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    • The pen, or female swan, was visible on the nest, but there was no sign of her paramour.
    • The two swans (a pen and a cob) have since brought seven baby cygnets into the world.
    • There are ducks and cranes, and every few miles a cob and pen circle as only swans can in their own territory.

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Word of the day veloz
adj
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of pen in Spanish:

pen2

vt (-nn-)

  • [letter/article] redactar, escribir*; [verse] componer*
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    • He has a penchant for writing and has penned a few hundred poems.
    • And you dare not write off people who pen moaning letters to parish newsletters or local papers as cantankerous curmudgeons.
    • But as any screenplay handbook will tell you, writing for motion pictures is not about penning lines of dialogue; it is about fashioning a narrative and constructing an event.

Phrasal verbs

pen in

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[animals] encerrar*, cercar* they found themselves penned in by the enemy se vieron cercados or acorralados por el enemigo

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Word of the day veloz
adj
fast …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.