What does sapo in Spanish mean?

What is the meaning of the word sapo in Spanish? The article explains the full meaning, pronunciation along with bilingual examples and instructions on how to use sapo in Spanish.

The word sapo in Spanish means toad, snitch, grass, rat, snitch, meddler, peeping tom, swallow your pride. To learn more, please see the details below.

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Meaning of the word sapo


nombre masculino (batracio: anura)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
Cuando el sapo completa la metamorfosis, deja de ser renacuajo y pierde la cola.
When a toad finishes its metamorphosis, it is no longer a tadpole and it loses its tail.

snitch, grass

adjetivo (AmL: desaprobación (delator, soplón) (colloquial)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
La secretaria es muy sapa: ya le contó al jefe que ayer no vine a la oficina.
The secretary is a real snitch: she's already told the boss that I didn't come to work yesterday.

rat, snitch

nombre masculino, nombre femenino (AmL: desaprobación (persona delatora) (colloquial, pejorative)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
¿Quién fue el sapo que le contó todo a la maestra?
Who's the rat who told the teacher everything?


adjetivo (CO, PA: coloquial (mirón, entrometido) (other people's affairs)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
Mi suegra es una vieja sapa e indiscreta.
My mother-in-law is a old and tactless meddler.

peeping tom

nombre masculino, nombre femenino (CO, PA: coloquial (persona mirona)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
El vecino es un sapo que se la pasa mirando por la ventana.
The neighbor is a peeping tom who's always looking out the window.

swallow your pride

locución verbal (coloquial, figurado (aceptar sin quejas)

(verbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end.")
La condición del Sr. Vélez para patrocinar nuestra idea es que su hijo dirija el equipo: tendremos que tragarnos el sapo si queremos seguir adelante.

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