matado

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el matado, la matada
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(diligent student)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. grind
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No me sorprende que Julio sacara A en el examen. El tipo es un matado.I'm not surprised that Julio got an A on his exam. The guy's a grind.
b. swot
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Esa matada de Gabriela no hace más que estudiar todo el día.That swot Gabriela does nothing but cram all day.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unattractive person)
a. ugly mug
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Fabiola es muy linda, pero el pobre de su hermano sí que es un matado.Fabiola is very pretty, but her brother really is an ugly mug.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unsuccessful person)
a. loser
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Rodri es trabajador y tiene su propia empresa. No es un matado cualquiera.Rodri is hardworking and owns his own business. He isn't just any old loser.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(low quality)
a. cheap
Mi telefonó se dañó de nuevo. - Bueno, eso te pasa por comprarte un celular matado.My phone is not working again. - Well, that's what you get for buying a cheap phone.
b. lousy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡No puedo ni cortar mantequilla con estos cuchillos matados!I can't even cut through butter with these lousy knives!
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