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fenómeno
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fenómeno(
feh
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noh
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meh
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noh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (manifestation)
a. phenomenon
La aurora boreal es uno de los fenómenos naturales más espectaculares que podemos ver.The northern lights are one of the most spectacular natural phenomena that we can see.
2. (monstruous being)
a. freak
La mujer barbuda era un fenómeno famoso en las barracas de feria.The bearded woman was a famous sideshow freak.
3. (outstanding person)
a. genius
Mi primo es un fenómeno para la física.My cousin is a genius at physics.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(wonderful)
a. fantastic
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Nuestro viaje por Europa estuvo fenómeno!Our trip around Europe was fantastic!
b. brilliant
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡El cumpleaños de Santiago estuvo fenómeno!Santiago's birthday was brilliant!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very well)
a. great
Ahora me siento fenómeno y la semana que viene ya vuelvo al trabajo.I'm feeling great now, and next week I'll be going back to work.
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fenómeno
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (suceso)
a. phenomenon
fenómeno metereológicometeorological phenomenon
2. (monstruo)
a. freak
es un fenómeno jugando al tenisshe's an amazing tennis player
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pasarlo fenómenoto have a great o fantastic time
me siento fenómenoI feel great o fantastic
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (general)
a. great!, terrific!
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fenómeno
1 (atmosférico, acústico, psíquico) phenomenon
2 (monstruo) freak
3 (portento) genius
Pedro es un fenómeno Peter is a genius; Peter is altogether exceptional
adjective
(fenomenal) fantastic (familiar); brilliant (familiar)
una chica fenómena
adverb
lo hemos pasado fenómeno we had a fantastic o brilliant time (familiar); le va fenómeno he's getting on fantastically well o brilliantly (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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