marro(
mah
-
rroh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (tool)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. sledgehammer
Los obreros tiraron la pared abajo con marros.The workers knocked the wall down with sledgehammers.
2. (group game similar to tag)
a. marro
Durante el recreo, los niños jugaron al marro y a la rayuela en el patio.During the break, the children played marro and hopscotch on the playground.
3. (game similar to bowls)
a. croquet
Los niños y yo jugamos al marro en el jardín.The children and I played croquet in the garden.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(miser)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. cheapskate
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Dividimos la cuenta pero no porque soy un marro, sino porque siempre pagamos a medias.We split the bill but not because I'm a cheapskate; it's because we always pay fifty-fifty.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(miserly)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. cheap
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ruy se corta el cabello él mismo porque es marro y no quiere pagarle a un peluquero.Ruy cuts his own hair because he's cheap and doesn't want to pay a barber.
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