bombshell
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bombshell
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shocking news)
a. la bomba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I didn't mean to upset you with that bombshell, but I thought that you should know.No era mi intención disgustarte con esa bomba, pero me pareció que debías estar al tanto.
b. el bombazo
(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 bombshell in the last memo was the only thing people in the office could talk about.El bombazo del último memorándum era lo único de lo que la gente podía hablar en la oficina.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(weaponry)
a. el obús
(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).
Bombshells were falling towards us and we ran for cover.Los obuses estaban cayendo hacia nosotros y corrimos para refugiarnos.
3. (attractive woman)
a. el bombón
(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).
You look like such a bombshell in that dress. You should wear it more often.Estás hecha un bombón con ese vestido. Debes llevarlo con más frecuencia.
b. el cuero
(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)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Do you know that girl, Juan? She's a real bombshell.¿Conoces a esa chica, Juan? Es un verdadero cuero.
c. la mamacita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a shame you didn't show up at the party! It was full of bombshells!¡Qué pena que no te aparecieras por la fiesta!¡Estaba lleno de mamacitas!
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bombshell
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el obús
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to drop a bombshelldejar caer una bomba
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a blonde bombshelluna rubia explosiva
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bombshell [ˈbɒmʃel]
noun
1 (Mil) (formerly) obús (m); granada (f)
2 [of news etc] bomba (f)
it fell like a bombshell cayó como una bomba
3 (attractive woman)
she was a real bombshell era todo un bombón (informal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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