Translation of pig in Spanish:


cerdo, n.

Pronunciation /pɪɡ/

See Spanish definition of cerdo


  • 1

    Farming Zoology
    cerdo masculine
    chancho masculine Andes, River Plate
    pig farm granja de ganado porcino
    • pig farmer criador de cerdos
      criador de chanchos
    • 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.
    • In addition, the water has been contaminated by discharge from local pig farms.
    • Hair of pigs and horses are widely used in rugs and upholstery stuffings.
    • I researched all the farmers' markets and spent time on a rare breed pig farm in Cumbria.
    • When the programme is completed, it will have encompassed more than 1,200 pig herds.
    • These features correlate with the more or less omnivorous diet of pigs and peccaries.
    • With the help of some farmers around, we kept two pigs fed on our leftovers.
    • Settlements began to encourage the growth of plants such as barley and lentils and the domestication of pigs, sheep and goats.
    • Supplies of meat will be affected as cattle, pigs and sheep remain wherever they are.
    • Almost everyone worked with cattle, pigs, sheep, poultry and other domestic livestock.
    • But all cattle, sheep, pigs and goats will be banned from the show site.
    • Cloned animals now include five species of mammals: sheep, goats, pigs, mice and cows - but all come with a dubious safety record.
    • Foot and mouth can affect cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, leading to the development of blisters in the mouth causing increased salivation, and lameness.
    • Besides this, Spanish cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats introduced European meats and fats, milk, butter, and cheese to the Mexican diet.
    • The disease can affect cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer (cloven hoofed species).
    • The hides of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer, and perhaps horses, were all used.
    • They first introduced horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and domestic poultry.
    • The animals that were kept domestically were much the same as today, sheep, pigs, cattle, goats and a few horses.
    • 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.
    • Wild pigs include the warthog, giant forest hog and red river hog.
    • Other creatures can also flourish there, including quail, jackrabbits, and small, wild pigs called javelinas.
    • The trees' seeds are dispersed by birds, wild pigs, agoutis, bats, and monkeys, as well as by wind and water.
    • Catlike predators with long tails, fossas hunt everything from lemurs and mice to wild pigs.
    • Pigs are hardy animals and prolific breeders, and in addition to the domestic animals reared on farms, nearly four million wild pigs now roam the United States.
    • Such holidays occur after good hunts or when large game animals, such as an elephant or a wild pig, have been captured.
    • Hunting provided most food: deer, wild cattle, elk, wild pig, pine martens, red fox, and beavers.
    • Because of the rich diversity of this region, Nicobari pigeons, wild pigs, monitor lizards, tortoises, and crocodiles thrive there.
    • State and government agencies are also investigating whether wild pigs might play a role in spreading disease to crops that reach humans' plates.
    • Less than 25 percent of those eggs would hatch in the wild, with the rest eaten by monitor lizards and feral wild pigs or drowned by rainy season floods.
    • Golden eagles are also being relocated to the mainland, an option not available for wild pigs, which the state designates as pests.
    • In warmer periods the reindeer and mammoths would withdraw northwards, but they would give place to deer and wild pigs, which prefer a wooded environment.
    • Wild pigs, porcupines and rats, which are the main predators in paddy fields, are kept away using traps.
    • In areas of highest density of the highlands there are no wild pigs and a few boars are kept for breeding.
    • In Missouri last week state wildlife officials publicly urged the nearly 500,000 licensed deer hunters to kill feral pigs too.
    • Apparently rural hunters use dogs to hunt down and kill feral pigs.
    • Feral pigs churn up soil and uproot native plant species, denuding landscapes and promoting weed growth.
  • 2

    • 2.1 informal (obnoxious person)

      cerdo masculine informal
      cerda feminine informal
      • 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 was a greedy pig, and he should never have given in.
      • He deserved it anyway, leaving me to be trampled on by those male pigs!
      • At least I know he's not a sexist chauvinistic pig.
      • Happily, in most cases, the gentlemen are not chauvinist pigs either, and both parents share the duties of feeding the chicks when they hatch.
      • Girls get backhanded by misogynist male pigs, women get into fistfights with each other, old flames line up on opposite sides of the battlefield.
      • Go ahead: call me an insensitive male chauvinist pig.
      • He couldn't help but admire how much more of a fat, greedy, oafish pig his uncle had become in his absence.
      • A devotee of the sexual revolution, he remained in many ways an unreconstructed, 1950s male chauvinist pig.
      • Thirty years later, feminists referred to men as ‘male chauvinist pigs.’
      • She'd come close to hitting him except that he'd finished with such a charming smile that she couldn't stay irritated at him for being a chauvinist pig.
      • I mean, a male chauvinist pig isn't born, he's made, and more and more of them are being made by women.
      • Some of the lads embrace their new role as master of the house more enthusiastically than others, but are they really capable of playing the male chauvinist pig for the full four weeks?

    • 2.2 informal (glutton)

      glotón masculine
      glotona feminine
      angurriento masculine Southern Cone informal
      angurrienta feminine Southern Cone informal

    • 2.3 slang, derogatory (policeman)

      policía masculine
      mono masculine Spain slang, derogatory
      tombo masculine Colombia, Venezuela informal, derogatory
      paco masculine Chile informal, derogatory
      cana masculine River Plate slang, derogatory
      tira masculine Mexico informal, derogatory
      the pigs la poli informal
      • 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.
      • At about the same time, people who disliked the police began calling them pigs.
      • Sure, you might call the guy who is a pig a pig, but not all policemen.

    • 2.4US slang (unattractive woman)

      bagre masculine informal
      callo masculine Spain informal
      charamusca feminine Mexico informal

transitive verb pigging, pigged, pigged

  • 1US

    (share sleeping accommodation)
    to pig it compartir la cama
    • In Bolton they pigged it in a wretched artisans' dwelling in Davenport Street. The project was none the less immensely successful.
    • So long as they pigged it with him and were willing to share his lot he was not unkind to them, unless he happened by some accident to achieve drunkenness.
    • Having no offer of beds, I returned to the schooner, and we pigged it out in the least miserable way we could.
    • 'The men were prepared to pig it anyhow, and a few cubic feet of space didn't matter - such was their spirit.'
    • After years of separation, their paths cross only to find out that Anna is living a happy married life with two children, whereas Raoul has become a porter with a family of six children who are forced to pig it as they cannot afford proper housing.
  • 2British

    (live in dirty, slovenly manner)
    to pig it informal vivir como un cerdo
    informal vivir como un chancho