An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (foolish)
a. silly
¡No seas mentecato! Los fantasmas no existen.Don't be silly! There's no such thing as ghosts.
b. stupid
¡Qué mentecato eres! Casi pisas al perro con el coche.You're so stupid! You almost ran over the dog.
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
2. (follish person)
a. idiot
No seas un mentecato. Come algo o te morirás de hambre.Don't be an idiot. Eat something or you'll starve.
b. fool
Eres una mentecata. Deja de decir tonterías.You're a fool. Stop talking nonsense.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. idiot
mentecatoa mentecata
silly; stupid
idiot; fool
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