gaffe
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gaffe(
gahf
)
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)
After that gaffe, the CEO might lose his job.Tras esa metida de pata, el director ejecutivo podría perder su trabajo.
What a gaffe the host just made!¡Vaya metida de pata se acaba de cometer el anfitrión!
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)
Did you hear about the Vice President's latest gaffe?¿Te has enterado de la última metedura de pata del vicepresidente?
c. la plancha
(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 Spain
(Spain)
You wore white to a wedding? What a gaffe!¿Fuiste de blanco a una boda? ¡Vaya plancha!
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gaffe
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (blunder)
a. la desliz m, metedura or
(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).
b. 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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
to make a gaffecometer un desliz
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gaffe [ɡæf]
noun
plancha (f); (Esp) metedura (f) or metida (f) de pata; (LAm)
to make a gaffe meter la pata; tirarse una plancha; (Esp)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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