Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Today's WOTD is: "zorro" = fox

In Spanish, the noun "zorro" is a masculine noun of Portuguese origin which means fox. The feminine form of this noun is “zorra” and means vixen.

The word “zorro” is also used often in Spanish to describe a man as astute/ cunning.

The Spanish feminine word “zorra” may also mean prostitute.

Some commonly used expressions containing the words "zorro" are:
  • Estar alguien hecho un zorro (to be dog-tired);
  • Estar alguien hecho unos zorros (to be dog-tired/ to be worn out);
  • Hacerse el zorro (to play dumb);
  • Pez zorro (fox shark);
  • Rabo de zorro (fox tail);
  • Rabo de zorro (sweet corn/ corn variety);
  • Raposo ferrero (Artic fox);
  • Tener algo hecho unos zorros (to have something worn out);
  • Zorro azul (Artic fox);
  • Zorro hediondo (skunk);

Some examples of the use of the word "zorro" are:
  • No lo pierdas de vista, ese tipo es muy zorro (keep an eye on him, that guy is very astute/ cunning);
  • ¡Estoy hecho un zorro! (I am dog-tired);
  • ¡Estoy hecho unos zorros! (I am worn out);
  • Tienes los libros hechos unos zorros (your books are falling apart);
  • A Pedro le gusta hacerse el zorro (Pedro likes playing dumb);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "zorro" in the YouTube clip: FABULA-EL CUERVO Y EL ZORRO

For more on the word "zorro", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Zorro

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “zorro” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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