faux pas
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faux pas(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la metida de pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I don't care if it's a faux pas to wear white after Labor Day.Me da igual que sea una metida de pata vestirse de blanco después del Día del Trabajo.
b. la metedura de pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
It's considered a bit of a faux pas here to ask the waiter to pack up your leftovers at the end of the meal.Aquí se considera una metedura de pata pedir que el camarero recoja las sobras para que te las lleves al final de la comida.
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faux pas [ˈfəʊˈpɑː]
noun
metedura (f) or metida (f) de pata (informal); (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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