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zonzo
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “sonso.”
zonzo(
sohn
-
soh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(foolish)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. stupid
¡Qué zonzos! ¿Cómo se dejaron engañar así?How stupid! How could you allow yourseves to be taken in like that?
b. silly
¡No seas zonzo! ¡Claro que te quiero!Don't be silly! Of course I love you!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(confused)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. dazed
Se quedó allí parado mirándome, todo zonzo, como si hubiera visto un fantasma.He stood there looking at me, completely dazed, as if he'd seen a ghost.
b. stunned
El golpe me dejó un rato zonzo.The blow left me stunned for a while.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dull)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. boring
Es guapa pero también un poco zonza. Le falta algo.She's beautiful but also a bit boring. She's lacking in something.
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).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(foolish person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. idiot
Juan es un zonzo. No le hagas ni caso.Juan is an idiot. Don't even listen to him.
b. fool
A la zonza esa se le olvidó decirme que estabas aquí esperándome.That fool of a girl forgot to tell me you were here waiting for me.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dull person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. bore
Su novio es un zonzo. A mí desde luego me mataría de aburrimiento.Her boyfriend is a bore. Me, for one, would die from boredom with him.
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zonzoa zonza
adjective
1 (Latinoamérica) (tonto) silly; stupid; (pesado) boring
2 (México) (aturdido) dazed
(Latinoamérica) (tonto) idiot; (pesado) bore;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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