manners
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manners(
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (personal conduct)
a. los modales
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Remember to mind your manners when you visit your grandparents.Acuérdate de cuidar tus modales al visitar a tus abuelos.
Your son has such nice manners.Qué buenos modales tiene su hijo.
b. la educación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ofelia's children all have good manners.Todos los hijos de Ofelia tienen buena educación.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(lifestyle)
a. las costumbres
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Dr. Sorenson's treatise presents a summary of key 19th century manners.El tratado del Dr. Sorenson presenta un resumen de las costumbres claves del siglo XIX.
manner
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (way)
a. la manera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In this manner, we can easily find the source of the leak.De esta manera, fácilmente podemos encontrar el origen de la fuga.
b. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Carlos has a unique manner of working.Carlos tiene una forma única de trabajar.
c. el modo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you prepare the chicken in this manner, it will come out crispy on the outside, and juicy on the inside.Si se prepara el pollo de esta manera, quedará crujiente por fuera y jugoso por dentro.
d. el estilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The garden is arranged in a French manner.El jardín está organizado al estilo francés.
4. (demeanor)
a. la actitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He usually has a helpful manner.Generalmente tiene una actitud servicial.
b. la forma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Vickie frequently acts in an abrasive manner.Vickie actúa frecuentemente de forma áspera.
c. el trato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Dr. Garcia has a reassuring manner.El doctor García tiene un trato que resulta tranquilizador.
5. (type)
a. la clase
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were all manner of fish in the aquarium.Había toda clase de peces en el acuario.
b. el tipo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The pathologist tried to determine what manner of bacteria was responsible.El patólogo intentó determinar qué tipo de bacteria era la causa.
c. la suerte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All manner of people come to the temple seeking redemption.Toda suerte de gente llega al templo en busca de redención.
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manner
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (way, method, style)
a. el manera f, modo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
in a manner of speakingen cierto modo
2. (etiquette)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(good) mannersbuenos modales mpl
bad mannersmalos modales
it's bad manners to…es de mala educación…
he's got no mannersno tiene modales, es un maleducado
3. (type)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
all manner of…toda clase de…
by no manner of means, not by any manner of meansen absoluto
4. (attitude, behavior)
a. la actitud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't like his mannerno me gusta su actitud
she's got a very unpleasant manneres muy arisca
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manner [ˈmænəʳ]
noun
1 (mode, way) manera (f); modo (m)
after or in this manner de esta manera; after or in the manner of Van Gogh a la manera or al estilo de Van Gogh
a princess (as) to the manner born una princesa nata
in like manner de la misma manera
manner of payment modo (m) de pago; forma (f) de pago
in a manner of speaking (so to speak) por así decirlo; como si dijéramos; (up to a point) hasta cierto punto; en cierto modo
it's a manner of speaking es solo una manera or forma de hablar
in such a manner that ... de tal manera que ...
2 (behaviour etc) forma (f) de ser; comportamiento (m)
I don't like his manner no me gusta su forma de ser; there's something odd about his manner tiene un aire algo raro; he had the manner of an old man tenía aire de viejo
3 (class, type) clase (f)
what manner of man is he? ¿qué clase or tipo de hombre es?
all manner of toda clase or suerte de
by no manner of means de ningún modo
no manner of doubt sin ningún género de duda
4 manners [of person] modales (m); educación (f)
bad manners falta (f) de educación; malos modos (m)
to have bad manners ser maleducado; it's bad manners to yawn es de mala educación bostezar
to forget one's manners perder la compostura
aren't you forgetting your manners? (to child) no seas maleducado
good manners educación (f); buenos modales (m)
good manners demand that ... la educación exige que ...; it's good manners to say "please" se dice "por favor"
he's got no manners es un maleducado
road manners comportamiento (m) en la carretera
to teach sb manners enseñar a algn a comportarse
[of society] costumbres (f)
a novel of manners una novela costumbrista or de costumbres
manners maketh (the) man la conducta forma al hombre
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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