mangaba I pinched
The word mangaba is the imperfect form of mangar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full mangar conjugation.
mangar
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “manguear” in the senses shown in 2) and 3).
mangar(
mahng
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gahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to steal)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to pinch
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Karla sería incapaz de mangarle dinero a nadie.Karla could never be capable of pinching money from anyone.
b. to swipe
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Han estado mangando carteras en el metro, así que anda con cuidado.They've been swiping wallets in the subway, so be careful.
c. to nick
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Es la segunda vez que le mangan el celular a David.It's the second time someone's nicked David's cell phone.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to take without giving back) (River Plate)
a. to scrounge
Lilia se la pasa mangándole cigarros a Pedro.Lilia is constantly scrounging cigarettes from Pedro.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to freeload) (River Plate)
a. to scrounge
¿Por qué no consigues un trabajo en vez de mangar de tus amigos cada día?Why don't you try to get a job instead of scrounging from your friends every day?
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mangar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to pinch
b. to nick (United Kingdom)
mangar algo a alguiento pinch o
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mangar
transitive verb
1 (robar) to pinch (familiar); nick (familiar)
2 (mendigar) to scrounge (familiar)
intransitive verb
(robar) (gen) to pilfer (familiar); (en tienda) to shoplift; (S. Cone) to scrounge (familiar);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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