haragán
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haragán(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slothful)
a. lazy
Mi compañero de piso es bastante haragán y nunca ayuda con los quehaceres domésticos.My roommate is quite lazy and never helps around the house.
b. idle
Deja de ser haragán y empieza a estudiar para el examen.Stop being idle and start studying for your exam.
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).
2. (loafer)
a. idler
Nicolás era un haragán, pero aprobaba todos los exámenes porque era inteligente.Nicolas was an idler, but he passed every exam because he was smart.
b. layabout
¡Búscate un trabajo y deja ya de ser un haragán!Go get a job and stop being a layabout!
c. shirker
Los empleados del correo son un puñado de haraganes que siempre están usando el celular en lugar de trabajar.The clerks at the post office are a bunch of shirkers who are always on their phones instead of working.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (cleaning utensil)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. mop
Limpia la mancha en el piso con un haragán.Clean up the stain on the floor with a mop.
b. squeegee (for removing excess water)
Después de ducharme, generalmente uso un haragán para secar el piso.After having a shower, I generally use a squeegee to dry the floor.
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haragán
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. lazy, idle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. layabout, idler
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haragánana haragana
adjective
(vago) idle; lazy
(holgazán) layabout; idler
(Caribe) (fregona) mop
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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