ladino
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ladino(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (Judeo-Spanish language)
a. Ladino
El ladino es bastante fácil de entender si hablas español.Ladino is fairly easy to understand if you speak Spanish.
2. (Rhaeto-Romance language)
a. Ladin
Tengo dos primos en Italia que hablan ladino.I have two cousins in Italy that speak Ladin.
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).
3. (person of mixed racial ancestry)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. Ladino
Los ladinos y los negros eran discriminados.Ladinos and black people were discriminated against.
4. (person of mixed racial ancestry who speaks Spanish)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. Ladino
Una ladina llamada Xochitl sirvió como intérprete del explorador español.A Ladino named Xochitl served as an interpreter for the Spanish explorer.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (shrewd)
a. crafty
Ese vendedor ladino intentó quedarse con mi cambio.That crafty clerk tried to keep the change.
b. cunning
Emanuel es inteligente y ladino, pero no me pudo engañar.Emanuel is smart and cunning, but he couldn't trick me.
c. wily
El abogado era ladino y encontró un vacío legal que le permitió ganar el caso.The wily lawyer found a legal loophole and won the case.
6. (related to the Ladin language)
a. Ladino
Algunos dialectos ladinos muestran una influencia céltica.Some Ladin dialects syntax show Celtic influences.
7. (of mixed racial ancestry)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. Ladino
Solo el 11% de la población es de origen europeo. El resto son ladinos.Only 11% of the population is of European descent. The rest are Ladino.
8. (who speaks Spanish)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. Spanish-speaking
Los indios ladinos ayudaron a difundir la cultura de los nativos americanos.The Spanish-speaking Indians helped spread the Native American culture.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(piercing)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. high-pitched
¿Cuándo se va a callar Carla? Su voz ladina me está volviendo loco.I wish Carla would shut up! Her high-pitched voice is driving me nuts.
10. (flattering)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. smooth-tongued
Carlos era seductor y ladino. Era un verdadero Don Juan.Carlos was seductive and smooth-tongued. He was a real Don Juan.
b. smarmy
La vendedora era ladina y no dejaba de decirme que el vestido me quedaba muy bien.The sales clerk was smarmy and wouldn't stop telling me the dress looked great on me.
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ladino
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (astuto)
a. crafty
2. (judeoespañol)
a. Ladino
3. (no blanco)
a. non-white
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (no blanco)
a. non-white Spanish-speaking person
5. (lengua)
a. Ladino
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ladinoa ladina
adjective
1 (astuto) smart; shrewd; (taimado) cunning; wily
2 (Latinoamérica) [+indio] Spanish-speaking
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (mestizo) half-breed; mestizo; (blanco) non-Indian; white; of Spanish descent
4 (Latinoamérica) (adulador) smooth-tongued; smarmy (familiar)
5 (México) [+voz] high-pitched; fluty
1 (Latinoamérica) (indio) Spanish-speaking Indian
2 (Centroamérica) (México) (mestizo) half-breed; mestizo; (blanco) non-Indian; white
(Lingüística) Ladin Rhaeto-Romance dialect; (Rhaeto-Romance dialect) [de sefardíes] Ladino; Sephardic; Judeo-Spanish;
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