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monstruo
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monstruo(
mohns
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trwoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (supernatural being)
a. monster
Los habitantes de las montañas de por aquí hablan de un monstruo que aparece cuando nieva: el yeti.The people who live in the mountains around here speak of a monster that appears when it snows: the yeti.
2. (ugly person or thing)
a. monster
No pongas esa cara, que mi amiga no es un monstruo.Don't look at me like that; my friend isn't a monster.
3. (evil person)
a. monster
La persona que abandonó esta camada de cachorros es un monstruo.Whoever abandoned this litter of puppies is a monster.
4. (abnormality)
a. freak
El hombre de dos cabezas era el monstruo más famoso del circo.The two-headed man was the most famous freak in the circus.
5. (enormous thing)
a. monster
Ese puente es un monstruo; pesa más de 7,000 toneladas.That bridge is a monster; it weighs over 7,000 tons.
6. (marvel)
a. giant
Este monstruo del patinaje sobre hielo ganó la medalla de oro cinco años seguidos.This ice-skating giant won the gold medal five years in a row.
b. phenomenon
Se le considera a Patrick un monstruo del mundo de los negocios.Patrick is considered a phenomenon in the world of business.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(genius)
a. whizz
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi mejor amigo es un monstruo de las matemáticas.My best friend is a math whizz.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(brilliant)
a. fantastic
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me parece una idea monstruo.I think it's a fantastic idea.
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monstruo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (ser fantástico)
a. monster
2. (prodigio)
a. giant, marvel
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monstruo
1 (Mitología) monster
el monstruo del lago Ness the Loch Ness monster
2 (engendro) freak (familiar); monster
¿te parece guapo? ¡a mí me parece un monstruo!
monstruo de circo circus freak
3 (persona malvada) monster
su jefe es un monstruo her boss is a monster; ese niño es un monstruito that child is a little monster
4 (prodigio) giant
es un monstruo del ajedrez he's a fantastic chess player; es un monstruo jugando al fútbol he's a sensational footballer; Borges, monstruo sagrado de la literatura sudamericana Borges, the revered figure of South American literature
5 (cosa enorme) monster
¡mira, vaya monstruo de camión! look at that lorry, what a monster!
adjective
1 (maravilloso) fantastic; brilliant
idea monstruo fantastic o brilliant idea
2 (grande) huge
mítin monstruo huge meeting; dos proyectos monstruo two huge projects
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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