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monada

monada(
moh
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nah
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dah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(beautiful thing)
a. lovely (adjective)
Ese espejo es una monada. Deberías comprarlo.That's a lovely mirror. You should buy it.
b. cute (adjective)
¿Viste qué monada este oso de peluche?Did you see this cute teddy bear?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(beautiful person)
a. cutie
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Ya viste a la novia de Javi? - Sí, es una monada.Have you met Javi's girlfriend yet? - Yes, she's a cutie.
b. babe
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(feminine)
¿Ves a esa chica? Qué monada, ¿no?Do you see that girl? Isn't she a babe?
c. cute (adjective)
La verdad es que el bebé de Juan es una auténtica monada.You have to admit Juan's baby is really cute.
d. gorgeous
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(adjective)
El chico nuevo de mi clase es una monada.The new boy in my class is gorgeous.
monadas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(amusing behavior)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El hijito de Gloria hacía monadas delante de todos los invitados solo para llamar la atención.Gloria's little son was clowning around in front of all the guests, just seeking attention.
Ya estoy harta de tus monadas. Vete a jugar afuera.I'm fed up of your antics. Go and play outside.
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monada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (persona)
a. little beauty
2. (cosa)
a. lovely thing
3. (gracia)
a. antic
monada
1 (cosa)
la casa es una monada the house is gorgeous o lovely; ¡qué monada! isn't it gorgeous o lovely?; ¡qué monada de perrito! what a cute o lovely little dog!
2 (chica) pretty girl
¡hola, monada! hello gorgeous o beautiful! (familiar)
no me tomes el pelo, monada
3 (tontería)
deja de hacer monadas stop clowning around
4 [de niño] charming habit; sweet little way
5 monadas (zalamería) flattery
singular
; (s)
6 (cualidad) silliness; childishness
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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