killer
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killer(
kih
-
luhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (murderer)
a. el asesino
(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).
, la asesina
(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).
The butler confessed to be the killer.El mayordomo confesó ser el asesino.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(challenging or impressive thing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm exhausted. This exercise is a killer.Estoy cansadísimo. Este ejercicio me mató.
You won the competition because your performance was a killer.Ganaste la competencia porque tu interpretación fue estupenda.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (deadly)
a. mortal
The war-torn country is now fighting several killer diseases.El país destrozado por la guerra ahora está luchando contra varias enfermedades mortales.
4. (sharp)
a. asesino
The situation had awakened Rob's killer instinct.La situación había despertado el instinto asesino de Rob.
5. (very impressive)
a. alucinante
Ruby was wearing some killer heels.Ruby llevaba unos tacones alucinantes.
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killer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el asesino(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).
la asesino(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).
2. (fam fig)
a.
those steps were a killer!¡esos escalones me han dejado muerto!
3. (fam fig)
a.
this one's a killereste es buenísimo
4. (fig)
a.
he lacks the killer instinctle falta garra para terminar con su contrincante
killer whaleorca f
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killer [ˈkɪləʳ]
noun
1 (murderer) asesinoaasesina (m) (f);a asesina
diphtheria used to be a killer antiguamente la difteria era una enfermedad mortal
2
it's a killer (joke) es para morirse de risa (informal); (task) es agotador; (question) es muy difícil; es mortal (informal)
modifier
killer application killer app (n) aplicación (f) rompedora; aplicación (f) de excelente rendimiento
killer bee (n) abeja (f) asesina
killer disease (n) enfermedad (f) mortal
killer instinct (n) also instinto (m) asesino
killer punch (n) puñetazo (m) mortal
killer shark (n) tiburón (m) asesino
killer whale (n) orca (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "killer"
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serial killer
asesino en serie
killer whale
la orca
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