mañoso

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mañoso(
mah
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nyoh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (clever)
a. crafty
El abogado mañoso tergiversó cuidadosamente el enunciado de la ley para que su cliente fuera liberado de la cárcel.The crafty lawyer carefully distorted the wording of the law to get his client released from prison.
b. cunning
Durante los últimos dos años, las autoridades han estado buscando a un estafador extremadamente mañoso.The authorities have been hunting down an extremely cunning con artist for the past two years.
2. (dexterous)
a. skillful
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Tu hermana hizo este armario? - Sí, es muy mañosa.Did your sister build this wardrobe ? - Yes, she's really skillful.
b. skilful (United Kingdom)
Mi novio es mañoso y arreglará la cafetera.My boyfriend is skilful and will repair the coffee maker.
3. (fussy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. finicky
¿Tu hijo come verduras? - No, es muy mañoso con la comida.Does your son like vegetables? - No, he's finicky about his food.
b. difficult
No seas mañoso y come la cena.Don't be so difficult and just eat your dinner.
4. (obstinate)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. vicious
Yo no montaría esa yegua; es mañosa.I wouldn't ride that mare; she's vicious.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
5. (mugger)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. thief
Un policía detuvo al mañoso que me robó el celular.A police officer seized the thief who stole my phone.
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mañoso
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. skillful
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
mañosoa mañosa
adjective
1 [+persona] (hábil) clever; ingenious; (astuto) crafty; cunning
2 (And) (perezoso) lazy
3 (Latinoamérica) [+animal] (violento) vicious; (terco) obstinate; (tímido) shy; nervous; (And) (S. Cone) (México) difficult esp about food; (esp about food)
(Centroamérica) (ladrón) thief
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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