el rompecabezas
-the jigsaw puzzle
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rompecabezas

USAGE NOTE
The plural of “rompecabezas” is “rompecabezas.”
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (game)
a. jigsaw puzzle
Me tardé horas en armar un rompecabezas al que le faltaba una pieza.I spent hours putting together a jigsaw puzzle that was missing a piece.
A Melanie le gusta armar rompecabezas.Melanie likes doing jigsaw puzzles.
b. jigsaw
Los viejitos estaban platicando, tomando café y armando un rompecabezas.The elderly men were chatting, drinking coffee, and doing a jigsaw.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(something complicated)
a. puzzle
La nueva jefa y sus ideas les presentaba un verdadero rompecabezas a los empleados.The staff were finding the new boss and her ideas a real puzzle.
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rompecabezas
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (juego)
a. jigsaw
2. (colloquial)
a. puzzle
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rompecabezas
1 (juego) jigsaw; jigsaw puzzle
2 (algo complicado) puzzle; (problema) problem; headache
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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