Usage note
The plural of "man" is “men.” This word must be preceded by the definite article in senses like that shown in 11a).
man(
mahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (adult male)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are ten men and six women on my team at work.Hay diez hombres y seis mujeres en mi equipo de trabajo.
b. el señor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The manager is that tall man by the door.El director es ese señor alto que está en la puerta.
c. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. 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)
Who is that strange man talking to your daughter?¿Quién es ese tipo raro hablando con tu hija?
2. (individual)
a. la persona
(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).
He's the right man for the job.Es la persona adecuada para el puesto.
3. (the human race)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Man is a social animal.El hombre es un animal social.
4. (male partner)
a. el marido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
And then the priest declared them man and wife.Y entonces el sacerdote los declaró marido y mujer.
b. el novio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have you met her new man?¿Conoces a su nuevo novio?
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Come on, man, stop it!¡Vamos, hombre, para ya!
b. el mano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. 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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Give me a break, man!¡Déjame en paz, mano!
c. el tío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. 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)
That's cool, man!¡Cómo mola, tío!
6. (fan)
a. el forofo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm not a football man.No soy un forofo del fútbol.
7. (envoy)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He is our man in Moscow.Es nuestro hombre en Moscú.
b. el corresponsal
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(journalism)
Now a report from our man in the field.A continuación, un reportaje de nuestro corresponsal en la zona.
8. (workforce or army)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hundreds of officers and men died with the carrier that sank.Cientos de oficiales y marineros murieron en el portaaviones que se hundió.
The general and his men were received as heroes.El general y sus tropas fueron recibidos como héroes.
9. (manservant)
a. el ayuda de cámara
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was the duke's man for many years.Fue el ayuda de cámara del duque durante muchos años.
10. (game piece)
a. la pieza
(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).
(chess)
All the men fell when he turned the board.Se cayeron todas las piezas cuando volteó el tablero.
b. la ficha
(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).
(checkers)
In the game of checkers, how many men does a player start with?En el juego de las damas, ¿con cuántas fichas empieza cada jugador?
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(referring to the Establishment)
a. el sistema
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't care how much they pay me; I'm never working for the man.No me importa cuánto me paguen; nunca voy a trabajar para el sistema.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to operate)
a. estar atendido
The reception desk is manned at all times.El mostrador de recepción está atendido en todo momento.
b. tripular (ship)
The boat was manned by Polynesians.El barco estaba tripulado por polinesios.
c. guarnecer (fortress)
The fortress was manned by an infantry company.El fuerte estaba guarnecido por una compañía de infantería.
d. dotar de personal
The project was manned in keeping with its complexity.El proyecto fue dotado de personal acorde con su complejidad.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
13.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used for emphasis)
a. vaya
Man, it sure was different back then!¡Vaya que sí era distinto entonces!
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man
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (adult male)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hey man!¡oye, tío!
a man's jacket/bicycleuna cazadora/bicicleta de hombre
the army will make a man of himel ejército lo hará un hombre
he took it like a manlo aceptó como un hombre
this will separate the men from the boysasí se verá quién vale de verdad
to be man enough to do somethingtener el valor suficiente para hacer algo
to talk to somebody man to manhablar con alguien de hombre a hombre
he's just the man for the jobes el hombre indicado (para el trabajo)
to be one's own manser dueño de sí mismo
he's a man's manle gustan las cosas de hombres
the man in the streetel hombre de la calle
a man of Godun clérigo
a man of the worldun hombre de mundo
3. (individual, person)
a. el persona f, hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
any mancualquiera
few menpocos, pocas personas
they replied as one manrespondieron como un solo hombre
they were patriots to a manhasta el último de ellos era un patriota
4. (husband)
a. el marido
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to live as man and wifevivir como marido y mujer
5. (humanity)
a. el hombre
6. (employee; in factory)
a. el empleado(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la empleado(a)
(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).
7. (servant)
a. el criado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
8. (soldier)
a. el hombre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
our man in Romenuestro agente en Roma
9. (in chess)
a. la pieza
(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).
10. (in drafts)
a. la ficha
(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 transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (machine)
a. manejar
12. (plane, boat)
a. tripular
13. (phone, reception desk)
a. atender
a manned flightun vuelo tripulado
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man [mæn]
noun
men (plural)
1 (not woman) hombre (m); (husband) marido (m); (boyfriend) novio (m); (servant) criado (m); (workman) obrero (m); (ordinary soldier) soldado (m); (ordinary sailor) marinero (m)
he's been a different man since he got married es otro hombre desde que se casó; the man who does the garden el señor que hace el jardín; when a man needs a wash cuando uno necesita lavarse; her man is in the army (husband) su marido está en el ejército; (boyfriend) su novio está en el ejército; officers and men (soldiers) oficiales y soldados; (sailors) oficiales y marineros; he's not the man to do it él no es la persona adecuada para hacerlo
man and boy
I've lived here man and boy vivo aquí desde pequeño
he's not the man for the job no es el más indicado para esa tarea
man of God religioso (m); clérigo (m)
good man! ¡bravo!; ¡muy bien!
my good man buen hombre; amigo mío; all good men and true todos los que merecen llamarse hombres
man of letters literato (m)
it's got to be a local man tiene que ser uno de aquí
to make a man of sb hacer un hombre de algn
the army will make a man out of him el ejército le hará un hombre
man of means hombre (m) acaudalado
the man in the moon el rostro de (mujer en) la luna
to feel (like) a new man sentirse como nuevo
look here, old man mira, amigo
my old man el viejo (informal)
the man on the Clapham omnibus el hombre de la calle
our man in Washington (agent) nuestro agente en Washington; (representative) nuestro representante en Washington; (ambassador) nuestro embajador en Washington
man of parts hombre (m) de talento
man of property hombre (m) acaudalado
man of straw (person of no substance) monigote (m); títere (m)
Gorbachov had to do something before he began to appear as a man of straw
especially (US) (front man) hombre (m) de paja; testaferro (m)
the man in the street el hombre de la calle
the strong man of the government el hombre fuerte del gobierno
that man Jones aquel Jones
man to man de hombre a hombre
he's a man about town es un gran vividor
man and wife marido y mujer
to live as man and wife vivir como casados or en matrimonio
a man of the world un hombre de mundo
a young man un joven
her young man su novio
this will separate or sort the men from the boys con esto se verá quiénes son hombres y quiénes no
to be man enough to do sth ser lo bastante hombre or tener valor suficiente como para hacer algo
are you man [enough] to do it?
to reach man's estate llegar a la edad viril
2 (humanity in general) (also Man) el hombre
man proposes, God disposes el hombre propone y Dios dispone
3 (individual, person) persona (f)
what else could a man do? ¿es que se podía hacer otra cosa?; men say that ... se dice que ...
any man cualquiera; cualquier hombre
no man ninguno; nadie
as one man como un solo hombre
the Conservatives rose as one man and roared out "For he's a jolly good fellow"
one man one vote un voto para cada uno
they agreed to a man no hubo voz en contra
they're communists to a man todos sin excepción son comunistas
then I'm your man entonces soy la persona que estás buscando
4 (type)
he's a six pints a night man es de los que se beben seis pintas en una noche; he's a Celtic man es del Celtic
I'm not a drinking man yo no bebo
he's a family man (with family) es padre de familia; (home-loving) es muy casero
I'm not a football man no soy aficionado al fútbol; no me gusta mucho el fútbol
he's a man's man es un hombre estimado entre otros hombres
he's his own man es un hombre muy fiel a sí mismo
I'm a whisky man myself yo prefiero el whisky
5 (Chess) pieza (f); (Draughts) ficha (f)
6 (excl)
hey man! ¡oye, tronco! (informal); you can't do that, man hombre, no puedes hacer eso; man, was I startled! ¡vaya susto que me dio!; ¡qué susto me pegué!
transitive verb
[+ship] tripular; [+fortress, watchtower] guarnecer; [+guns] servir; [+pumps] acudir a; hacer funcionar
the gun is manned by four soldiers cuatro soldados manejan el cañón; the telephone is manned all day el teléfono está atendido todo el día
modifier
man day (n) (Comm) (Ind) día-hombre (m)
man Friday (n) criado (m) fiel
men's doubles (n) (Tennis) dobles (m) masculinos
men's final (n) (Dep) final (f) masculina
men's room (n) especially (US) lavabo (m) de caballeros
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Usage note
The plural of “man” is “manes.”
man(
mahn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(male)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. guy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Quién es ese man que vino a verte?Who's that guy who came to see you?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. pal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Cómo andas, man?How are you doing, pal?
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.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(person)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. guy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(masculine)
El man ese se cree Superman.That guy thinks he's Superman.
b. chick
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(feminine)
¿Tú eres amiga de esa man que tiene el vestido azul?Are you friends with that chick in the blue dress?
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