maje
el maje, la maje(
mah
-
heh
)
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).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(gullible person)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. sucker
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Los que votan a esos políticos son unos majes.People who vote for those politicians are suckers.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. guy (masculine)
Hay un maje en la puerta que pregunta por ti.There's a guy at the door asking for you.
b. bloke (masculine) (United Kingdom)
Dile a ese maje que se calle.Tell that bloke to shut up.
c. girl (feminine)
¿Quién es la maje con la que hablabas?Who's the girl you were talking to?
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. dude
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Qué hubo, maje?What's up, dude?
4. (animal)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. gnat
Ya estamos cerca del lago, por eso hay tantos majes.We're close to the lake now. That's why there are so many gnats.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(not smart)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. gullible
Leyla es muy maje si cree eso.Leyla is very gullible if she believes that.
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maje
adjective
(México) gullible
hacer maje al marido to cheat on one's husband
(México) sucker (muy_familiar)
(Centroamérica) bloke (familiar); guy (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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