grown-up

grown-up
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (adult)
a. el adulto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la adulta
(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).
(F)
The children played in the garden while the grown-ups chatted inside.Los niños jugaban en el jardín mientras los adultos charlaban adentro.
b. la persona mayor
(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).
(F)
Last time I saw Frances she was a baby. Now she's a grown-up.La última vez que vi a Frances era un bebé. Ahora es ya una persona mayor.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (adult)
a. mayor
The Wilkinsons have three grown-up daughters.Los Wilkinson tienen tres hijas mayores.
3. (appropriate for an adult)
a. adulto
Looking after the kids all day, I miss grown-up conversation.Como me paso el día cuidando de los niños, echo de menos la conversación adulta.
4. (like an adult)
a. maduro
Sally's very grown-up for her age, isn't she?Sally es muy madura para su edad, ¿verdad?
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grown-up
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el adulto(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la adulto(a)
(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).
(F)
the grown-upslos adultos, los mayores
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (person, attitude)
a. maduro(a)
he was very grown-up about itreaccionó con mucha madurez
grown-up [ˈɡrəʊnˈʌp]
adjective
adulto
noun
adultoaadulta (m) (f);a adulta persona (f) mayor
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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