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fantasma
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fantasma(
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tahs
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (apparition)
a. ghost
El fantasma estaba vestido como un soldado.The ghost was dressed like a soldier.
Se dice que el fantasma de la reina todavía ronda el castillo.They say that the queen's ghost still haunts the castle.
b. phantom
Temblaba de miedo y juraba que había visto un fantasma en la puerta.She was trembling with fear and swore she had seen a phantom by the door.
2. (threat)
a. specter
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los fantasmas de su pasado atormentan su presente.The specters of her past haunt her present.
b. spectre (United Kingdom)
El fantasma de la guerra sigue presente en las calles de la ciudad.The spectre of war is still present in the streets of the city.
3. (television)
a. ghost
Si empiezas a ver fantasmas en la pantalla, mueve un poco la antena.If you start seeing ghosts on the screen, just move the antenna a bit.
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)
(boaster)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. show-off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No te creas ni una palabra de lo que dice ese fantasma.Don't believe a word that show-off says.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (related to apparitions)
a. ghost
Cuenta la leyenda que un buque fantasma se aparece en noches de niebla.According to the legend, a ghost ship appears on foggy nights.
6. (uninhabited)
a. ghost
Tras el desastre nuclear, se convirtió en una ciudad fantasma.It became a ghost city after the nuclear disaster.
7. (nonexistent)
a. phantom
Los pacientes amputados sufren a menudo de dolor fantasma.Amputees often suffer from phantom pain.
b. bogus (company)
Al parecer había creado varias empresas fantasmas para evadir impuestos.It seems he had created several bogus companies to evade taxes.
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fantasma
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pueblo/barco fantasmaghost town/ship
una empresa fantasmaa bogus company
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
es muy fantasmahe's a real show-off
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (espectro)
a. ghost, phantom
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. show-off
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fantasma
1 (aparición) ghost; phantom (literario)
2 (TV) ghost
(España) (fanfarrón) boaster; braggart
adjective
1 (abandonado) ghost
buque fantasma ghost ship; ciudad fantasma ghost city
2 (inexistente) phantom
embarazo fantasma phantom pregnancy; miembro fantasma phantom limb; compañía fantasma bogus o dummy company
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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