Usage note
This word is often used in the plural.
manaza(
mah
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nah
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(hand)
a. filthy hand
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Quita tus manazas del pastel! ¡Es para la fiesta!Take your filthy hands off that cake! It's for the party!
b. dirty hand
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Sácame esas manazas de encima o pongo una queja a la dirección!Take your dirty hands off me or I'll report you to management!
c. big hand
Pili casi no se atrevía a estrechar la manaza sudorosa que le extendió Joaquín.Pili could hardly bring herself to shake the big, sweaty hand Joaquin held out to her.
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).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(uncoordinated person)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. clumsy oaf
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No vale la pena regalarle un móvil muy caro: es un manaza y lo romperá en dos días.It's no use giving him an expensive phone: he's a clumsy oaf and will break it in a couple of days.
b. clumsy idiot
Esa manazas no debería trabajar en un bar.That clumsy idiot shouldn't be working in a bar.
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