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relajo
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relajo(
rreh
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lah
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hoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (laxness)
a. laxity
Los políticos conservadores repudiaron el relajo de las leyes penales.Conservative politicians repudiated the laxity of criminal law.
b. depravity
El rey lujurioso llevaba una vida de relajo y libertinaje.The lustful king lived a life of depravity and libertinage.
c. dissipation
El relajo y la corrupción generaron una gran pérdida de dinero.Dissipation and corruption caused a enormous waste of money.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(disorder)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mess
¡Tu habitación es un relajo! Hay ropa tirada por todo el piso.Your room is a mess! There are clothes all over the floor.
b. chaos
El centro comercial estaba hecho un relajo en víspera de Navidad.The mall was a complete chaos on Christmas Eve.
c. commotion
¿A qué se debe el relajo? - Los alumnos están celebrando su último día de clases.What's the commotion all about? - The students are celebrating their last day of school.
3. (tranquility)
a. rest
Volví al trabajo luego de tres semanas de relajo en las Bahamas.I returned to work after three weeks of rest in the Bahamas.
b. peace
En nuestra suite de lujo, encontrarás relajo y confort.You will find peace and comfort in our luxury suite.
c. relaxation
La meditación ayuda a alcanzar el relajo mental.Meditation promotes mental relaxation.
4. (lewdness)
a. decline
El relajo moral llevó a la sociedad a la perdición.The moral decline brought society to its downfall.
5. (practical joke)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. prank
Así que no era un relajo. Te mudas a China en serio.So, it was not a prank. You're really moving to China.
b. joke
¡Tranquilízate; a tu carro no le sucedió nada! Era solo un relajo.Nothing happened to your car, relax! It was only a joke.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fun person)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. laugh
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Fernando es un relajo. Nos divertimos muchísimo.Fernando is such a laugh. We had a great time together.
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relajo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se armó un relajothere was an almighty row
esta mesa es un relajothis table is a complete mess
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relajo
(Latinoamérica)
1 (libertinaje) laxity; dissipation; depravity; (indecencia) lewdness
2 (acción inmoral) immoral act; (acto indecente) indecent act
3 (ruido) row; din; (fiesta) lewd party; (desorden) commotion; disorder; (lío) fuss; row
¡qué relajo! what a row/mess!
4 (burla) rude joke; (trastada) practical joke; (escarnio) derision
echar algo a relajo to make fun of sth; cuento de relajo blue joke
5 (relajación) relaxation; (descanso) rest; break
6 (México) (opción fácil) easy ride; soft option
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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