manicomio

manicomio(
mah
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nee
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koh
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myoh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(psychiatric hospital)
a. asylum
El psiquiatra envió a un manicomio a la mujer por decir que veía a los muertos.The psychiatrist sent the woman to an asylum for saying she could see dead people.
b. insane asylum
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Esta película de horror se trata de un asesino que escapa de un manicomio.This horror movie is about a killer who escapes from an insane asylum.
c. mental hospital
Viví en un manicomio tres años mientas luchaba contra la esquizofrenia.I lived in a mental hospital for three years while battling schizophrenia.
d. looney bin
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
He tenido que secar la ropa en el microondas, ¡a este paso acabaré en un manicomio!I have had to dry my clothes in the microwave; at this rate I will end up in a loony bin!
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(chaos)
a. madhouse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A veces criar a cinco chicos parece vivir en un manicomio.Sometimes raising five boys seems like I'm living in a madhouse.
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manicomio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. mental o psychiatric hospital (United Kingdom)
b. insane asylum
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
manicomio
lunatic asylum; insane asylum; (EEUU) mental hospital
no quiero ir a parar a un manicomio I don't want to end up in the loony bin (familiar); ese día la ciudad es un manicomio on that day the city goes mad o is like a madhouse
Amsterdam el dia de la Reina es un manicomio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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