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pig

Pronunciation: /pɪg/

Translation of pig in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 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) chanchos
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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]

Phrasal verbs

pig out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
(eat to excess) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar]to pig out (on sth) darse* un atracón de algo [colloquial/familiar], ponerse* morado or ciego de algo (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]

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