demon

demon(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (supernatural being)
a. el demonio
(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).
(M)
The nun was possessed by a demon and terrorized the town for weeks.La monja fue poseída por un demonio y aterrorizó al pueblo durante semanas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(talented person)
a. la fiera
(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).
(F)
Alan may seem quite reserved, but he's a demon when it comes to closing a business deal.Alan puede parecer una persona reservada, pero es una fiera al cerrar un trato comercial.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(expert)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
That guy is a demon footballer.Ese hombre es un crack para el fútbol.
Tom's ability to maintain his composure made him a demon poker player.La habilidad de Tom para mantener la compostura lo convirtió en un as del póquer.
demons
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (recurrent obsessions)
a. los demonios
(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).
(M)
During my six month prison sentence, I was forced to face my own demons.En el curso de los seis meses que estuve en la cárcel, me vi obligado a enfrentarme a mis demonios particulares.
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demon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el demonio
(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).
(M)
2. (colloquial)
a.
he's a demon tennis playeres un fiera jugando al tenis
demon [ˈdiːmən]
noun
demonio (m)
he's a demon for work es una fiera para el trabajo
adjective
1
the demon drink el demonio de la bebida
2
he's a demon squash-player es un as del squash (informal); jugando al squash es fabuloso (informal)
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