flaco
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flaco(
flah
-
koh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slim)
a. thin
Algunas modelos están demasiado flacas.Some models are too thin.
b. skinny
Está muy flaco después de un mes fuera de casa.He is very skinny after a month away from home.
2. (poor)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hizo un flaco servicio a su familia comprando esas tierras.He did a disservice to his family by buying that land.
Esta mala noticia hace un flaco favor a la Bolsa.This bad news does the Stock Market no favors.
3.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(weak)
a. feeble
Tenía la flaca memoria de una anciana.She had the feeble memory of an elderly lady.
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flaco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona)
a. thin, skinny
2. (punto)
a. weak
hacer un flaco servicio o favor a alguiento do somebody no favors, to be unhelpful to somebody
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿cómo estás, flaca?hey, how are you doing?
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flaco
adjective
1 (delgado) thin; skinny (familiar)
Oye, flaco, por donde ...
años flacos (Latinoamérica) lean years; ponerse flaco (Latinoamérica) to get thin
2 (débil) weak; feeble; [+memoria] bad; short; (Latinoamérica) [+tierra] barren
su punto flaco his weak point; his weakness
(defecto) failing; (punto débil) weakness; weak point;
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Phrases with "flaco"
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alto o bajo, flaco o gordo
tall or short, thin or fat
te amo, mi flaco hermoso
I love you, my skinny minnie
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