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carnal
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carnal(
kahr
-
nahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (physical)
a. carnal
El libro habla de los placeres carnales.The book discusses carnal pleasures.
2. (relative)
a. blood
Tengo un sobrino carnal y una sobrina política.I've got one blood nephew and one niece by marriage.
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).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(pal)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. friend
Mira, allí está mi carnala Luisa.Look, there's my friend Luisa.
b. buddy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Soy el padrino de mi carnal en su boda.I'm my buddy's best man at his wedding.
c. mate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Eres mi carnal y estaré a tu lado.You're my mate and I will stand by you.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relative)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. brother (masculine)
Mi carnal acaba de llegar de Tampico.My brother just got here from Tampico.
b. sister (feminine)
Vamos a Jalpán a visitar a mi carnala.We're going to Jalpan to visit my sister.
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carnal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (de la carne)
a. carnal
2. (parientes)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
primo carnalfirst cousin
tío carnaluncle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. friend
b. mate (United Kingdom)
c. buddy
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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carnal
adjective
1 (Religión) carnal; of the flesh
2 [+pariente] full; blood
hermano carnal full brother; primo carnal first cousin; tío carnal real uncle
(México) pal (familiar); buddy (familiar); (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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