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timo
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timo(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fraud)
a. swindle
Muchos turistas aceptan participar en juegos callejeros que todo el mundo sabe que son un timo.Many tourists willingly participate in street tricks which are known for being a swindle.
b. rip-off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Veinte dólares por dos cervezas es un auténtico timo.Twenty dollars for a couple of beers is a real rip-off.
c. con trick
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Todos los juegos de este casino son un timo, pero la gente sigue jugando.All the games in this casino are a con trick, but people keep playing.
d. con
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Algunos productos de belleza no son más que un timo, pero es un negocio muy lucrativo.Some beauty products are a bit of a con but it's a very lucrative business.
e. scam
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ese apartamento tan barato frente al mar que vimos en Internet resultó ser un timo.That cheap apartment with a sea view we saw on the Internet was a scam.
2. (anatomy)
a. thymus
Aprendí en clase de biología que entre los pulmones hay un órgano al que llamamos timo.I learned in biology class that there is an organ called the thymus between the lungs.
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timo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (estafa)
a. swindle
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡eso es el timo de la estampita!it's a complete rip-off!
3. (colloquial)
a. trick
4. (anatomy)
a. thymus
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timo
swindle; con trick (familiar)
dar un timo a algn to swindle sb; con sb (familiar); ¡es un timo! it's a rip-off! (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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