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manta

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manta(
mahn
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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).
feminine noun
1. (bedding)
a. blanket
Mi abuela dice que las mantas de lana abrigan más y son más versátiles que los edredones.My grandmother says that woolen blankets are warmer and more versatile than quilts.
b. rug (smaller)
En invierno hace frío en mi oficina, así que a menudo me pongo una manta sobre las rodillas.It's cold in my office in winter, so I often put a rug over my knees.
2. (animal)
a. manta ray
Oí que trajeron mantas gigantes al acuario. ¿Vamos a verlas?I hear they've gotten some giant manta rays for the aquarium. Shall we go and see them?
3. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. poncho
La manta es una prenda tradicional chilena hecha de lana.The poncho is a traditional Chilean garment that's made of wool.
4. (fabric)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
a. coarse cloth
Los monos que nos ponemos para trabajar en la fábrica están confeccionados con manta.The overalls we wear for working at the factory are made of a coarse cloth.
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manta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (abrigo)
a. blanket
2. (fig)
a.
liarse la manta a la cabezato take the plunge
3. (fig)
a.
tirar de la mantato let the cat out of the bag
manta eléctricaelectric blanket
4. (pez)
a. manta ray
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
a mantain abundance
llovía a mantait was pouring down
han cosechado éxitos a mantathey have had loads of hits
6. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
ser un mantato be a waste of space
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manta
1 (para taparse) blanket
a manta
repartieron vino y comida a manta they handed out food and wine in abundance; llovía a manta it was raining buckets; la policía dio palos a manta the police didn't hold back with their truncheons
liarse la manta a la cabeza to take the plunge
tirar de la manta to let the cat out of the bag; give the game away
manta de viaje travelling rug; traveling rug; (EEUU)
manta eléctrica electric blanket
manta ignífuga fire blanket
Además de los necesarios extintores, todo barco debe ir provisto de unas prácticas [mantas ignífugas] con las que podemos sofocar en pocos instantes cualquier conato de incendio.
2 (Latinoamérica) (calicó) coarse cotton cloth; (poncho) poncho
3 (paliza) hiding
les dieron una buena manta de palos they gave them a good hiding o beating with a stick
4 (Zoología) manta ray
manta
adjective
bone-idle
idler; slacker
idleness
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