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soplón
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el soplón, la soplona(
soh
-
plohn
)
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(informant)
a. informer
El soplón ingresó en el programa de protección de testigos a cambio de delatar al capo.The informer was entered into the witness protection program in exchange for informing on the capo.
b. grass
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Jefe, hemos descubierto quién es el soplón que le anda contando todo a la policía.Boss, we've found out who the grass is that's been telling everything to the police.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(talebearer)
a. tattletale
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Fede es el soplón que le dijo al profesor que copiamos en el examen.Fede is the tattletale who told the teacher we cheated on the exam.
b. telltale
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Luis cree que soy un soplón, pero te juro que yo no lo dije a mamá que había mentido.Luis thinks I'm a telltale, but I swear I didn't tell mum that he had lied.
3. (theater)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. prompter
La soplona supo que había olvidado lo que me tocaba decir, y me dijo las próximas palabras.The prompter could tell that I had forgotten my line, and she told me the next few words.
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soplón
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a. grass (United Kingdom)
b. rat
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (escolar)
a. telltale (United Kingdom)
b. tattletale
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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soplónona soplona
1 [de policía] informer; grass (familiar); fink (familiar); (EEUU)
2 (policía) (México) (gen) cop (familiar); (And) [de la policía secreta] member of the secret police
3 (Centroamérica) (Teat) prompter
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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