demonio

demonio(
deh
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moh
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nyoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (supernatural being)
a. devil
No cree en Dios y mucho menos en el demonio.He doesn't believe in God, let alone the devil.
b. demon
Un demonio lo poseyó y comenzó a hablar en lenguas desconocidas.He was possessed by a demon and began to speak in tongues.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(troublemaker)
a. devil
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Ese niño es un demonio. Rompió todas las ventanas con su honda.That child is the devil. He broke all the windows with his slingshot.
b. demon
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Tu hija es un demonio. ¡Le pegó un puñetazo a mi hijo!Your daughter is a demon. She punched my son!
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demonio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (diablo)
a. devil
2. (colloquial)
a.
saber/oler a demoniosto taste/smell disgusting
se lo llevaban todos los demonioshe was hopping mad
3. (para enfatizar)
a.
¿qué/dónde demonios…?what/where the hell…?
¡demonios!damn (it)!
demonio
1 (diablo) devil
ese demonio de niño that demon o little devil of a child; ser el mismísimo demonio to be a right little devil
demonio familiar familiar spirit
2
ir como el demonio to go like the devil; go hell for leather
esto pesa como un demonio this is hellishly heavy
¡vete al demonio! go to the devil o hell!
¡que se lo lleve el demonio! to hell with it!
un ruido de todos los o de mil demonios a hell of a noise (familiar)
esto sabe a demonios this tastes awful
tiene el demonio en el cuerpo he can't sit still for five minutes
3 (frases de sentido exclamativo)
¡qué demonios! (expresando ira) hell!; damn it!; (expresando sorpresa) well, I'll be blowed!; what the devil?; ¡qué príncipe ni qué demonios! prince my foot! (familiar); ¿quién demonios será? who the devil can that be?; ¿dónde demonios lo habré dejado? where the devil can I have left it?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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