mandilón(
mahn
-
dee
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lohn
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (clothing)
a. smock
Agustín se puso un mandilón sobre la ropa para no mancharse con pintura.Agustin wore a smock over his clothes so he wouldn't get paint on them.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(browbeaten husband or boyfriend)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. henpecked husband
Es gracioso ver cómo Santiago pasó de ser un matón en la escuela a convertirse en un mandilón.It's funny how Santiago went from being a bully in school to a henpecked husband.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Dijo Quique que no puede salir porque tiene que limpiar su casa. - Ja ja, ese mandilón.Quique said he can't come out because he has to clean the house. - Ha ha, that guy's whipped.
Sí, soy mandilón. ¿Y qué?Yeah, I do whatever my girlfriend tells me to do. So what?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(cowardly man)
a. coward
¡Eres un mandilón! Acércate. El perro no te va a morder.You're a coward! Come closer. The dog won't bite you.
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mandilón
1 (babi) smock; pinafore dress
2 (overol) overalls
plural
; (p)
3 (cobarde) coward
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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