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ñaño
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ñaño(
nyah
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nyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relative) (Andes)
a. brother
Mi ñaño se llama Miguel y vive en Guayaquil.My brother's name is Miguel, and he lives in Guayaquil.
¡Ustedes dos se parecen mucho! ¿Son ñaños?You two look so much alike! Are you brothers?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(friend)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. brother
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Oye, ñaño, ¿vas a salir con nosotros esta noche a farrear?Hey, brother, are you coming out with us tonight to party?
b. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Voy al centro con mis ñaños. ¿Quieres venir?I'm going into town with my mates. Want to come?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(homosexual)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
a. gay guy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Ese ñaño es tu amigo? - Sí, es mi mejor amigo de la infancia.Is that gay guy your friend? - Yes, he's my best childhood friend.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(child)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. kid
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Cuántos ñaños tienes?How many kids do you have?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(preferred person)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. favorite
Carlos es el ñaño de mis abuelos.Carlos is my grandparents' favorite.
ñaños
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relatives) (Andes)
a. siblings
Yo soy el menor de mis seis ñaños.I'm the youngest of my five siblings.
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ñañoa ñaña (Latinoamérica)
adjective
[+amigo] close; (consentido) spoiled;
(amigo) friend; (hermano mayor) elder brother/sister;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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