Usage note
The plural of "mantis" is "mantises" or "mantes."
mantis
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la mantis religiosa
(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).
Mantises are predators that eat other insects and also larger animals.Las mantis religiosas son depredadores que comen otros insectos y también animales más grandes.
b. la mantis
(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).
Did you know that the mantis has only one ear?¿Sabías que la mantis tiene un solo oído?
c. el mamboretá
(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).
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
(River Plate)
To me, the mantis is a fascinating insect.Para mí, el mamboretá es un insecto fascinante.
d. la campamocha
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The mantis has large front legs to grasp its prey.La campamocha tiene grandes patas delanteras para sujetar a sus presas.
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mantis
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la mantis religiosa
(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).
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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mantis [ˈmæntɪs]
noun
mantises mantes [ˈmæntiːz]
praying mantis mantis (f) religiosa
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. praying mantis
Las mantis tienen un color verde brillante similar al de las hojas.Praying mantis have a bright green color similar to that of the leaves.
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mantis
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. mantis
mantis religiosapraying mantis
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mantis
mantis religiosa praying mantis
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Phrases with "mantis"
Here are the most popular phrases with "mantis." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
praying mantis
la mantis religiosa
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