Translation of pig in Spanish:


cerdo, n.

Pronunciation /pɪɡ//pɪɡ/


  • 1

    Zoology Farming
    cerdo masculine
    chancho masculine Andes River Plate
    before noun pig farm granja de ganado porcino feminine
    • pig farmer criador de cerdos
    • I researched all the farmers' markets and spent time on a rare breed pig farm in Cumbria.
    • 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.
    • These features correlate with the more or less omnivorous diet of pigs and peccaries.
    • 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.
    • Hair of pigs and horses are widely used in rugs and upholstery stuffings.
    • In addition, the water has been contaminated by discharge from local pig farms.
    • Because of the rich diversity of this region, Nicobari pigeons, wild pigs, monitor lizards, tortoises, and crocodiles thrive there.
    • Golden eagles are also being relocated to the mainland, an option not available for wild pigs, which the state designates as pests.
    • Besides this, Spanish cattle, pigs, sheep, and goats introduced European meats and fats, milk, butter, and cheese to the Mexican diet.
    • With the advent of farming in the Neolithic, a number of animal species were domesticated, starting with sheep, goats, pigs, and cattle.
    • State and government agencies are also investigating whether wild pigs might play a role in spreading disease to crops that reach humans' plates.
    • The animals that were kept domestically were much the same as today, sheep, pigs, cattle, goats and a few horses.
    • Hunting provided most food: deer, wild cattle, elk, wild pig, pine martens, red fox, and beavers.
    • Remember to stress that they cannot keep the pot-bellied pig.
    • Cloned animals now include five species of mammals: sheep, goats, pigs, mice and cows - but all come with a dubious safety record.
    • From what scientists can tell, their preferred diet is deer and wild pigs called peccaries.
    • The disease can affect cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer (cloven hoofed species).
    • We enjoy long walks on the trails searching for the perfect walking stick, tracking deer, wild pigs and other animals.
    • When the programme is completed, it will have encompassed more than 1,200 pig herds.
    • 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.
    • Supplies of meat will be affected as cattle, pigs and sheep remain wherever they are.
    • Wild pigs include the warthog, giant forest hog and red river hog.
    • Almost everyone worked with cattle, pigs, sheep, poultry and other domestic livestock.
    • Wild pigs, porcupines and rats, which are the main predators in paddy fields, are kept away using traps.
    • Feral pigs churn up soil and uproot native plant species, denuding landscapes and promoting weed growth.
    • 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.
    • With the help of some farmers around, we kept two pigs fed on our leftovers.
    • The telling factor could be if the disease gets into pig herds.
    • Settlements began to encourage the growth of plants such as barley and lentils and the domestication of pigs, sheep and goats.
    • 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.
    • They first introduced horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and domestic poultry.
    • Foot and mouth can affect cattle, pigs, sheep and goats, leading to the development of blisters in the mouth causing increased salivation, and lameness.
    • But all cattle, sheep, pigs and goats will be banned from the show site.
    • Ecologically, they range from forest dwellers, such as wild pigs and chevrotains, to dominant large herbivores on grasslands.
    • The hides of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer, and perhaps horses, were all used.
    • Such holidays occur after good hunts or when large game animals, such as an elephant or a wild pig, have been captured.
    • Apparently rural hunters use dogs to hunt down and kill feral pigs.
  • 2

    • 2.1informal (obnoxious person)

      cerdo masculine informal
      cerda feminine informal
      • A devotee of the sexual revolution, he remained in many ways an unreconstructed, 1950s male chauvinist pig.
      • Maybe I'm a chauvinist pig, but you know, the women in my life have never given me any reason to think otherwise.
      • Thirty years later, feminists referred to men as ‘male chauvinist pigs.’
      • I mean, a male chauvinist pig isn't born, he's made, and more and more of them are being made by women.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • He deserved it anyway, leaving me to be trampled on by those male pigs!
      • He couldn't help but admire how much more of a fat, greedy, oafish pig his uncle had become in his absence.
      • Happily, in most cases, the gentlemen are not chauvinist pigs either, and both parents share the duties of feeding the chicks when they hatch.
      • It's in my nature to be a greedy fat-sucking pig.
      • 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.
      • 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?
      • At least I know he's not a sexist chauvinistic pig.

    • 2.2informal (glutton)

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

    • 2.3slang derogatory (policeman)

      policía masculine
      mono masculine Spain slang derogatory
      tombo masculine Colombia Venezuela derogatory informal
      paco masculine Chile derogatory informal
      cana masculine River Plate derogatory slang
      tira masculine Mexico derogatory informal
      the pigs (the police) (police) la cana South America River Plate derogatory informal slang
      • All police are pigs because they make the conscious decision to join an organization which is, basically, legal GANGSTERISM.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.

    • 2.4US slang (unattractive woman)

      bagre masculine informal
      callo masculine Spain informal
      charamusca feminine Mexico informal

transitive verb


  • 1US

    (share sleeping accommodation)
    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.
    • 'The men were prepared to pig it anyhow, and a few cubic feet of space didn't matter - such was their spirit.'
    • Having no offer of beds, I returned to the schooner, and we pigged it out in the least miserable way we could.
    • 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)
    vivir como un cerdo informal
    vivir como un chancho Latin America informal