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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (insolence)
a. impertinence
¡Marisa tuvo el descaro de llegar tarde a la reunión sin pedir disculpas!Marisa had the impertinence of arriving late to the meeting, without offering an apology!
b. nerve
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Qué descaro interrumpir al profesor durante su explicación.What a nerve, interrupting the professor during his lecture.
c. cheek (United Kingdom)
¿Les cobraron dinero extra porque compartieron el plato? ¡Qué descaro!They charged you extra for sharing your dish? What a cheek!
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. cheek, impertinence
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(insolencia) cheek (familiar); nerve (familiar)
tuvo el descaro de decirme que ... he had the cheek o nerve to tell me that ... (familiar); ¡qué descaro! what a cheek! (familiar); what a nerve! (familiar)
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