John
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John(
jan
)
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
1. (name)
a. Juan
John was dreaming that he was riding on the back of a sky bison.Juan soñaba que viajaba montado a un bisonte volador.
john
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(toilet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el baño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The john is in the back, by the exit. El baño está atrás, al lado de la salida.
b. el retrete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Hey, do you know where the john is in this bar?Oye, ¿sabes dónde está el retrete en este bar?
c. el váter
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My new cellphone fell into the john.Mi nuevo móvil se cayó al váter.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(prostitute's client)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cliente de prostituta
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Some of the prostitute's johns were famous people.Algunos de los clientes de la prostituta eran personas famosas.
b. el putero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The police arrested four johns tonight.La policía arrestó a cuatro puteros esta noche.
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john
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
the johnel váter
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john [dʒɒn]
noun
especially (US) (lavatory)
the john el váter (informal); el retrete; el baño; (LAm)
john [dʒɒn]
noun
(US) (prostitute's customer) putero (informal) (m); cliente (m) de prostituta
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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