ASK A QUESTION How do you say "bossy" in spanish.
" bossy " as in " She is not well liked because she is so bossy. A personal characteristic. I am asking because I heard "mangoneadora" which I did not find in the dictionary.
"Mangonear" is a colloquial word. It comes from the word "mango" (handle of something). So, "mangoneadora" in this case, is a female that takes people by the handle, trying to impose her will (and many times, manipulating them).
It is used in México.
Ella es muy mandona.
If you look up bossy in the dictionary you will find a picture of my wife. Luckily she can't read.
Naw, just kidding. She's a sweetie and has saved my life on more than one occasion.
How about "Jefacita" ?
If you look it up in the dictionary, you'll find it.
Yeah Paco, I am with Julian on this one, mandona works for me too... if you break the word down, in fact, you will see "man-" (she wants to wear the pants!) and "-doña" (I added the tilde, but you get the picture)... incidentally, the one word that always pops into my head is "exigente" for this type of individual along with "metiche"... doesn't convey the authority of a boss, but the traits of some! ¡Suerte!