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See the entry formanía.
Imperfectyoconjugation ofmanir.
Imperfectél/ella/ustedconjugation ofmanir.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (psychology)
a. mania
El psiquiatra le diagnosticó manía y TEPT al pacienteThe psychiatrist diagnosed the patient with mania and PTSD.
2. (fanatical interest)
a. compulsion
Mi padre tiene la manía de llevar el coche al taller cada semana.My father has a compulsion about taking the car to the garage every week.
b. obsession
Mi hermano tiene la manía de coleccionar todas las figuras de acción de la nueva película de Star Wars.My brother has an obsession about collecting the action figures from the new Star Wars movie.
c. fixation
A María ahora le ha dado la manía de ponerse calcetines de colores diferentes.Maria now has a fixation over wearing socks of different colors.
3. (antipathy)
a. dislike
¿Tú crees que tu amiga cogió manía a mí cuando no vine a la fiesta de su cumpleaños?Do you think that your friend took a dislike to me when I didn't come to her birthday party?
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Estoy segura de que tu amiga me tiene manía por cuando hablé mal de ella.I'm sure your friend hates me because I said those nasty things about her.
El alumno argumentó que el maestro le tiene manía y por eso lo castigó.The student argued that the teacher has it in for him and that's why he got detention.
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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. (idea fija)
a. obsession
manía persecutoriapersecution complex
2. (mala costumbre)
a. bad habit
3. (afición exagerada)
a. mania, craze
4. (colloquial)
a. dislike
coger manía a alguiento take a dislike to somebody
tener manía a alguiennot to be able to stand somebody
5. (psychology)
a. mania
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1 (Med) mania
manía de grandezas megalomania
manía persecutoria persecution mania
2 [de persona] (costumbre) odd habit; (rareza) peculiarity; oddity; (capricho) fad; whim
tiene sus manías he has his little ways; tiene la manía de comerse las uñas he has the annoying habit of biting his nails; le ha dado la manía de salir sin abrigo he's taken to going out without a coat
3 [de grupo] (afición) mania; (moda) rage; craze
la manía del fútbol football fever; the football craze; la manía de la minifalda the craze for miniskirts; tiene la manía de las motos he's obsessed with motorbikes; he's motorbike-crazy (familiar)
4 (antipatía) dislike
coger manía a algn to take a dislike to sb; tener manía a algn to dislike sb; tengo manía a los bichos I can't stand insects
tiene manía a los eslobodos
el maestro me tiene manía the teacher's got it in for me
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