mama
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Usage note
This word can also be spelled "momma" or "mamma."
mama(
ma
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muh
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mother)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la mamá
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The mamas were all dropping their kids off at school.Todas las mamás habían ido a dejar a sus hijos en la escuela.
b. la mami
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'm going to tell your mama what you just did!¡Le voy a contar a tu mami lo que acabas de hacer!
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(woman)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la mujer
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Woah, that mama can sure sing.Guau, esa mujer canta rebién.
b. la doñita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That mama who works at the market makes some sick smoothies.La doñita que trabaja en el mercado hace unos licuados riquísimos.
c. la mina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
There was a cute little mama behind the counter in the store.En la tienda, había una mina lindísima detrás del mostrador.
d. la tía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I saw Jed hanging out with some cool mamas the other day.El otro día vi a Jed con unas tías buenísimas.
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mama
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mama(
mah
-
mah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. breast
El cáncer de mama es más común entre las mujeres mayores de 50.Breast cancer is more common among women over 50.
b. mammary gland
Conviene castrar a las perras para evitarles problemas en las mamas.Neutering female dogs is a good idea to avoid mammary gland problems.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mother)
a. mom
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No llores, Juanito, que ahorita llega tu mama.Don't cry, Juanito; your mom will be here any second.
b. mum
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Mama, no encuentro mi osito de peluche.Mum, I can't find my teddy.
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mama
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de mujer)
a. breast
2. (de animal)
a. udder
3. (colloquial)
a. mum, mummy
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mama
1 (Med) (glándula) mammary gland; (pecho) breast
de vaca etc
cáncer de mama breast cancer
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