maleta
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maleta(
mah
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leh
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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).
1. (luggage)
a. suitcase
Esta maleta es tan pequeña que la puedo llevar en la cabina.This suitcase is so small that I can take it in the cabin.
b. case
Ya tengo empacada la maleta y estoy listo para irme al aeropuerto.My case is packed and I'm ready to head to the airport.
2. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. trunk
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No traigan más cosas, no cabe más en esta maleta.Don't take anything else; there's no place left in this trunk.
b. boot (United Kingdom)
¡Se me olvidaron las bolsas de la compra en la maleta del taxi!I forgot my shopping bags in the cab's boot!
3. (bump) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
a. hump
El anciano tiene una maleta entre los hombros.The old man has a hump between his shoulders.
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).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(worthless person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. useless (adjective)
El nuevo portero es un maleta.The new caretaker is useless.
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)
(inept)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. useless
Soy bien maleta para preparar consomé de pollo; siempre le pongo demasiada sal.I'm useless at making chicken soup; I always add too much salt.
6. (idle)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. lazy
No seas maleta y ayúdame con las bolsas.Don't be lazy; help me with the bags.
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maleta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. suitcase
hacer o preparar la maletato pack (one's bags)
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maleta
1 (para equipaje) case; suitcase
fuimos a retirar nuestras maletas de la consigna we went to get our luggage from the left-luggage office; hacer la(s) maleta(s) to pack; to pack one's bags; ya puede ir preparando las maletas he's on his way out; he can start packing his bags
2 (Automóviles) boot; trunk; (EEUU)
3 (S. Cone) [de caballo] saddlebag
4 (Centroamérica) (fajo de ropa) bundle of clothes
5 (And) (Caribe) (joroba) hump
1 (persona inepta) (gen) dead loss (familiar); (Taur) clumsy beginner; (Dep) useless player
no me fío de que lo haga bien porque es un maleta Con los cuernos bien afeitados y un público de extranjeros cualquier maleta se luce
2 (Latinoamérica) (vago) lazy person; idler
detergente Colón, maleta 4 kgs
maleta
adjective
1 (Latinoamérica) (travieso) naughty; mischievous; (malo) wicked
2 (And) (S. Cone) (tonto) stupid; (inútil) useless
3 (S. Cone) (astuto) sly
4 (Latinoamérica) (vago) lazy
5 (Centroamérica) (México) (torpe) ham-fisted
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