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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (biology)
a. male
El león macho se ve diferente a la hembra.The male lion looks different from the female.
2. (brave)
a. tough
Se cree muy macho y hace muchas cosas peligrosas.He thinks he's very tough, so he does many dangerous things.
3. (great)
Regionalism used in Colombia
a. fantastic
La experiencia fue muy macha.The experience was fantastic.
4. (light-colored)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. blond
La niña es macha aunque sus papás tienen el pelo oscuro.The girl is blond although her parents have dark hair.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
5. (biology)
a. male
Separaron a los machos de las hembras en la granja.The males were separated from the females at the farm.
6. (male)
a. macho
Es un macho que no quiere que su esposa trabaje.He's a macho who doesn't want his wife to work.
b. tough man
Correr la maratón no es nada para un macho como tú.Running the marathon is no problem for a tough man like you.
7. (electricity)
a. male plug
El macho de este aparato no es compatible con el conector en la pared.The male plug of this device is incompatible with the connector on the wall.
8. (hardware)
a. male screw
Aquí tengo la tuerca, pásame el macho.I have the nut here, give me the male screw.
9. (part of a hook and eye)
a. hook
El macho no entra bien.The hook won't fit.
10. (architecture)
a. buttress
Los edificios antiguos tienen machos para sostener las paredes.Ancient buildings have buttresses to support their walls.
11. (mule)
a. mule
La mayoría de los machos no se pueden reproducir.Most mules cannot reproduce.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(term of address)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. dude
Oye, macho, ¿me prestas el coche?Hey, dude, can I borrow your car?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (biology)
a. male
un hipopótamo machoa male hippopotamus
2. (colloquial)
a. macho
3. (colloquial)
es muy machohe's a real man
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (biology)
a. male
macho cabríobilly goat
5. (fig)
6. (electronics)
a. (male) plug, jack plug
7. (pata de enchufe)
a. pin
8. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
¡mira, macho, cómo llueve!Jesus, look at that rain!
¡macho, a ver si te callas!just shut up will you mate, buddy?
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1 (Biología) male
la flor macho the male flower; una rata macho a male rat
2 (viril) manly; brave
mi niño es muy macho y no llora my kid is very manly o brave and doesn't cry; se cree muy macho he thinks he's very macho (familiar)
3 (Mecánica) male
4 (And) (fantástico) splendid; terrific (familiar)
1 (Biología) male
macho cabrío he-goat; billy-goat
2 (hombretón) macho man (familiar); he-man (familiar)
se hizo el y no se quejó aquí viene el macho
3 (uso apelativo) mate (familiar); buddy (familiar); (EEUU)
vale, macho, no te enfades all right, mate, no need to get mad (familiar)
oye, macho, ¿te vienes al gimnasio?
4 (mulo) mule
macho de varas leading mule
5 (Mecánica) male screw
atarse o apretarse los machos to pluck up one's courage
6 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) male plug
7 (Cos) hook
8 (mazo) sledgehammer
9 (Archit) buttress
parar el macho a algn (Latinoamérica) to take the wind out of sb's sails
11 (Centroamérica) (Mil) US marine
12 (España) five-peseta coin
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