manita

manita(
mah
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nee
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (culinary)
a. trotter (of pig)
Compré unas manitas de cerdo en la carnicería porque sé que a Ricardo le encantan.I bought some pig's trotters at the butcher shop because I know Ricardo loves them.
2. (substance)
a. manna sugar
Dicen que la manita es mejor para los diabéticos porque no eleva el nivel de glucosa en la sangre tanto como la sacarosa.They say that manna sugar is better for diabetics because it doesn't raise blood sugar levels as much as sucrose.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. hand
¿Por qué tienes las manitas tan sucias?Why are your hands so dirty?
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manita
little hand
echar una manita a algn to lend sb a hand
hacer manitas to canoodle; make out (familiar); (EEUU)con with
tener manitas de plata o de oro to be very skilful
manitas de cerdo pig's trotters
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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