- 1 [Agric] [Zoology/Zoología] cerdo (masculine), chancho (masculine) (Andes) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) a pig in a poke you've bought yourself a pig in a poke te han dado gato por liebre you're expecting the electorate to buy a pig in a poke ustedes pretenden que el electorado los vote a ciegas or sin conocer su programa pigs might fly o if pigs had wings cuando las ranas críen pelo [colloquial/familiar], la semana de tres jueves [colloquial/familiar] to make a pig's ear of sth (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] hacer* algo muy mal or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] como la mona to scream like a stuck pig gritar como un desaforado to sweat like a pig [colloquial/familiar] sudar a mares (before noun/delante del nombre) pig farm granja (feminine) de ganado porcino pig farmer criador, (masculine, feminine) de cerdos or (Andes) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) chanchosMore example sentences
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- With the advent of farming in the Neolithic, a number of animal species were domesticated, starting with sheep, goats, pigs, and cattle.
- Remember to stress that they cannot keep the pot-bellied pig.
- The telling factor could be if the disease gets into pig herds.
- We enjoy long walks on the trails searching for the perfect walking stick, tracking deer, wild pigs and other animals.
- From what scientists can tell, their preferred diet is deer and wild pigs called peccaries.
- Ecologically, they range from forest dwellers, such as wild pigs and chevrotains, to dominant large herbivores on grasslands.
- 2 2.1 (obnoxious person) [colloquial/familiar] cerdo, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar] 2.2 (glutton) [colloquial/familiar] glotón, (masculine, feminine), angurriento, (masculine, feminine) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] to make a pig of oneself darse* un atracón [colloquial/familiar], ponerse* morado or ciego (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] 2.3 (sth difficult, unpleasant) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] this is a pig of a door to open esta maldita puerta es muy difícil de abrir or [vulgar] es jodida de abrir 2.4 (policeman) [slang/argot] [pejorative/peyorativo] policía (masculine), mono (masculine) (Spain/España) [slang/argot] [pejorative/peyorativo], tombo (masculine) (Colombia) (Venezuela) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo], paco (masculine) (Chile) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo], cana (masculine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [slang/argot] [pejorative/peyorativo], tira (masculine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo] the pigs la poli [colloquial/familiar], la pasma or la bofia (Spain/España) [slang/argot] [pejorative/peyorativo], la cana (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [slang/argot] [pejorative/peyorativo], la tira (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo] 2.5 (unattractive woman) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], bagre (masculine) [colloquial/familiar] or (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar] callo (masculine) or (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] charamusca (feminine)More example sentences
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- Maybe I'm a chauvinist pig, but you know, the women in my life have never given me any reason to think otherwise.
- It's in my nature to be a greedy fat-sucking pig.
- Almost down to his last low, although this time round, he had been such a greedy pig.
- He's known for unusual sentences, like the time he ordered a man who called a police officer a pig to spend a couple of hours penned up with the real thing.
- And a man who called a policeman a pig had to stand for two hours with a hog in a pen set up in a town centre.
- All police are pigs because they make the conscious decision to join an organization which is, basically, legal GANGSTERISM.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)
- to pig it [colloquial/familiar] 1.1 (share sleeping accommodation) (American English/inglés norteamericano) compartir la cama 1.2 (live in dirty, slovenly manner) (British English/inglés británico) vivir como un cerdo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) un chancho [colloquial/familiar]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The National Police (Policía Nacional) was set up in Spain in 1976. Its members patrol provincial capitals and big cities, which are responsible for its finance, administration, and recruitment. Although armed, it has never been considered a repressive force, unlike the