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maceta
maceta(
mah
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seh
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (plant container)
a. flowerpot
Quiero poner unas macetas en el balcón.I want to put some flowerpots in our balcony.
b. pot
La maceta de margaritas se ve muy bien en el patio.The pot of daisies looks very nice in the patio.
2. (hammer)
a. mallet
Coloca el cincel en la marca que hiciste y golpéalo con la maceta.Put the chisel on the mark you made, and hit it with the mallet.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(head)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. nut
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Qué golpazo se dio en la maceta!What a whack on the nut that was!
b. noggin
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Piensa con la maceta!Think with your noggin!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(miserly)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. stingy
No seas tan maceta.Don't be so stingy.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(robust)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. sturdy
Mi primo está muy maceta.My cousin is very sturdy.
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maceta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tiesto)
a. flowerpot
2. (herramienta)
a. mallet
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maceta
1 [de flores] (tiesto) flowerpot; plant pot; (S. Cone) (ramo) bouquet; bunch of flowers
2 (martillo) (gen) mallet; small hammer; [de cantero] stonecutter's hammer;
3 (México) (cabeza) nut (familiar); noggin (familiar); (EEUU)
ser duro de maceta (And) (S. Cone) to be thick in the head (familiar)
adjective
1 (And) (S. Cone) thick (familiar); slow
ponerse maceta to get old
2 (Caribe) stingy (familiar); tight (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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