manco(
mahng
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koh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without an arm)
a. one-armed
Hay un chico manco en clase que se vale perfectamente por sí mismo.There is a one-armed boy in my class who can fend for himself perfectly.
2. (without a hand)
a. one-handed
Mi abuelo se quedó manco tras explotarle una mina en el brazo.My grandfather was left one-handed after a mine exploded on his arm.
3. (faulty)
a. defective
Este es un libro manco porque le falta la mitad de las hojas.This is a defective book because half of the pages are missing.
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.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(without an arm)
a. one-armed person
La manca de mi trabajo escribe en la computadora sin problemas.The one-armed woman in my office types without any problem.
5.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(without a hand)
a. one-handed person
Ese manco no tiene mano pero aún conserva el resto del brazo.That one-handed man doesn't have a hand but he still has the rest of his arm.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(animal)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. horse
El jinete arreó a su manco para que trotara más rápido.The rider spurred on his horse so that it would trot faster.
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manco
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sin una mano)
a. one-handed
2. (sin un brazo)
a. one-armed
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no ser manco para o ento be pretty good o
4. (incompleto)
a. imperfect, defective
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mancoa manca
adjective
1 (de una mano) one-handed; (de un brazo) one-armed; (sin brazos) armless
quedó manco de la izquierda he lost his left hand
2 (incompleto) half-finished
la narración queda manca si no se explican las consecuencias la pintura de la guerra quedaba manca, incompleta y como descabalada si no se le ponia pareja en el cuadro de las alteraciones y trapisondas que a la campaña siguieron
3 (defectuoso) defective; faulty
4
no ser manco (astuto) to be nobody's fool; (útil) to be useful o handy; (sin escrúpulos) to be pretty sharp
Alarcos, jugador que tampoco es manco Alarcos, who is a pretty useful player himself; no ser manco en algo to be pretty good at sth
(de una mano) one-handed person; (de un brazo) one-armed person; (sin brazos) armless person; person with no arms;
(S. Cone) (caballo) nag
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