-ass
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-ass
A suffix is an affix that is added to the end of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. philia, ism).
suffix
1.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(used for emphasis)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My old man was a mean-ass bastard.Mi viejo era un cabrón de mierda.
Some day I'm going to be rich and live in a big-ass house.Algún día voy a ser rico y voy a vivir en una casa bien pinche grande.
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as
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as(
ahs
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (card games)
a. ace
Gané el juego con un par de ases.I won the game with a pair of aces.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(outstanding person)
a. ace
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Diego es un as de las matemáticas. Diría que casi un genio.Diego is an ace at math. Almost a genius, I'd say.
b. whiz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pedro es un as dibujando.Pedro is a whiz at drawing.
c. whizz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Lola es un as de los videojuegos.Lola is a whizz at video games.
d. ace (adjective)
¿Sabías que el marido de Marisol es un as como compositor?Did you know that Marisol's husband was an ace composer?
3. (tennis)
a. ace
Andrés empezó el partido con un as.Andrés started the match with an ace.
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as
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (carta, dado)
a. ace
2. (campeón)
a.
un as del volantean ace driver
ser un asto be brilliant
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as
1 (Naipes) ace; (dominó) one
as de espadas ace of spades
guardarse un as en la manga to have an ace up one's sleeve
2 (campeón) ace
es un as he's a star (familiar)
as del fútbol star player
as del volante champion driver; crack driver (familiar)
3 (Tenis) ace
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