mara

mara(
mah
-
rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (posse)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. group
Cuando era joven, tenía una mara de amigos con los que salía.When I was younger, I had a group of friends that I would go out with.
b. crowd
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Cuándo la Julia empezó a pasar el rato con esa mara?When did Julia start hanging out with that crowd?
c. gang
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Este fin de semana viene la mara para ver el partido de fútbol.This weekend the gang is coming over to watch the soccer game.
2. (group of criminals)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. gang
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La madre de Hugo no tiene idea de que anda con esa mara de mala fama.Hugo's mom has no idea that he belongs to that notorious gang.
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