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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (size)
a. small
Partí el tomate en pedazos menudos.I cut the tomato into small pieces.
b. slight (thin)
Es una joven menuda y baja.She's a slight, short young girl.
2. (of little importance)
a. insignificant
No me involucres en un asunto tan menudo.Don't involve me in such an insignificant matter.
3. (exact)
a. meticulous
Es muy menudo en su trabajo.He's very meticulous in his work.
4. (emphasis)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Menudo genio que tiene!She's got such a temper!
¡En menudo lío nos has metido!This is a fine mess you've got us into!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (culinary)
a. tripe stew
Los mexicanos creen que comer menudo es bueno para la resaca.Mexicans believe eating tripe stew is good for a hangover.
6. (money)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in Colombia
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. change
¿Traes menudo para pagar el estacionamiento?Have you got change to pay for parking?
b. loose change
No llevo menudo encima.I don't have any loose change on me.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (culinary)
a. giblets
A mi abuelo le gusta comer menudos, pero me parece asqueroso.My grandfather likes to eat giblets, but I think it's disgusting.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pequeño)
a. small
2. (insignificante)
a. trifling, insignificant
3. (para enfatizar)
a. what a.…!
¡menudo lío/gol!what a mess/goal!
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1 (pequeño) small; minute; [+persona] diminutive; slight; slight; insignificant
moneda menuda small change; la gente menuda the little ones; kids (familiar)
el público más difícil -la gente menuda, claro # se ha vuelto loca por el circo
a la menuda
por la menuda
(Com) retail
contar algo por menudo to tell sth in detail
2 (uso admirativo)
¡menudo lío! what a mess!; ¡menuda plancha! what a boob! (familiar); ¡menuda vidorra nos vamos a dar! we won't half live it up! (familiar); ¡menuda me la han hecho! they've really gone and pulled a fast one on me! (familiar); ¡menudo viento hizo anoche! it wasn't half windy last night! (familiar)
3 (minucioso) exact; meticulous
a menudo often
1 (dinero) small change
2 menudos (Culin) offal
; (s)
[de ave] giblets; (México) (guisado) tripe stew
; (s)
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