ínfula
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ínfula(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (history)
a. lappet
El pintor retrató al sacerdote vestido con sus dos ínfulas blancas.The painter portrayed the priest wearing his two white lappets.
ínfulas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (vanity)
a. airs
A pesar del gran éxito del cantante, no tenía ínfulas.Despite the singer's huge success, there were no airs about him.
b. pretensions
No soporto las ínfulas de Sonia desde que se casó con un millonario y vive en una casa grande.I can't handle Sonia's pretensions since she married a millionaire and lives in a big house.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Elvira siempre tuvo ínfulas de artista y la gente pensaba que era demasiado creída.Elvira always fancied herself as an artist and people thought she was too full of herself.
El hermano de Javier se da ínfulas de grandeza pero a mi parecer es un farsante.Javier's brother acts all high and mighty but I think he's a fraud.
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ínfula
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. pretensions, presumption
darse ínfulasto give oneself airs
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ínfulas
(vanidad) conceit
singular
; (s)
(disparates) pretentious nonsense
singular
; (s)
darse ínfulas to get all high and mighty; tener (muchas) ínfulas de algo to fancy o.s. as sth; un joven con ínfulas de escritor a young man who fancies himself as a writer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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