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mess
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mess(
mehs
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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. (disorder)
a. el desorden
(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).
Mom would not tolerate this mess for one minute.Mamá no toleraría este desorden ni por un instante.
b. el desastre
(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).
Go clean the mess in your room.Ve a limpiar el desastre de tu habitación.
c. el relajo
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He always leaves the kitchen a mess.Siempre deja un relajo en la cocina.
d. el reguero
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Clean up this mess before Mom sees it.Limpien este reguero antes de que mamá lo vea.
2. (problem)
a. el lío
(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).
If you leave all your work to the end, you will end up with a mess.Si dejas todo tu trabajo al último momento, tendrás un lío.
3. (excrement)
a. la caca
(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).
It is your responsibility to pick up your dog's mess.Es responsabilidad tuya recoger la caca de tu perro.
4. (messy substance)
a. la porquería
(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).
What's that mess on the carpet?¿Qué es esta porquería que está en la alfombra?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to soil)
a. ensuciarse
I'm afraid Louisa has messed her diaper.Lo siento. Louisa se ha ensuciado el pañal.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to defecate) (United Kingdom)
a. hacer caca
We need to house-train your dog as soon as possible so she stops messing in the house.Hay que educar a tu perra lo antes posible para que deje de hacer caca en la casa.
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mess
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (disorder)
a. el lío m, desorden
(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).
the kitchen's a messla cocina está toda revuelta
you look a mess!¡estás hecho un desastre!
to be in a messestar todo(a) revuelto(a)
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(person)
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to make a mess of somethinghacer algo desastrosamente
4. (dirt)
a. la porquería
(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).
the dog's done a mess on the carpetel perro ha hecho caca en la alfombra
5. (military)
a. el comedor
(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).
mess tinplato de campaña or del rancho
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (colloquial)
a. hacer caca (dog, cat)
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mess [mes]
noun
1 (untidy) desorden (m); (dirty) porquería (f); (shambles) desastre (m); desbarajuste (m); (predicament) lío (informal) (m); follón (informal) (m); (bad job) chapuza (informal) (f); desastre (m)
excuse the mess perdone el desorden
to be a mess
this place is a mess esta casa es un desastre; her hair is a mess tiene el pelo hecho un desastre
his clothes are a mess
this page is a mess, rewrite it esta página es una chapuza (informal) or un desastre, vuélvela a escribir; the economy is a mess la economía es un desastre; her life is a mess su vida es un desastre or un desbarajuste
you can clean that mess up ya puedes ir limpiando esta pena
to be in a mess
the house was in a mess la casa estaba hecha un desastre; the toys were in a mess había un desorden de juguetes; to leave things in a mess dejarlo todo desordenado or hecho un desastre; the economy is in a mess la economía es un desastre; her life is in a mess su vida es un desastre or un desbarajuste
her life is in a mess Linda can't stand mess
his face was in a bit of a mess (after fight, accident) tenía la cara que daba pena; we're in a mess estamos metidos en un lío or un follón (informal)
to get (o.s.) into a mess meterse en un lío or un follón (informal)
a fine or nice mess you got us into! ¡en menudo lío or follón nos has metido! (informal)
I'm in a right mess here - the car won't start if you'd done what I said you wouldn't be in this mess she'd got herself into a mess - of that he was certain don't get yourself into a mess and expect me to sort things out
you look (such) a mess vas hecho un desastre
look at the mess you've made of this room mira cómo has dejado esta habitación de desordenada
to make a mess
she made a mess of her new skirt your boots have [made] an awful mess on the carpet the kids make such a mess at mealtimes
look what a mess you've made! ¡mira cómo lo has puesto todo!; he made a mess of his audition la audición le fue fatal (informal)
I made a complete mess of icing the cake
I've made such a mess of my life he arruinado or echado a perder mi vida; you've made a real mess of things, haven't you? has liado bien las cosas ¿no crees? (informal)
when you see the mess the government have made of things
2 (excrement) caca (f)
dog mess caca (f) de perro; the cat's made a mess in the kitchen el gato ha hecho caca en la cocina
there's a whole mess of daffodils just growing wild down there it was already there, along with a mess of other old carvings
3 (Mil) comedor (m)
he hurried to the mess to find the control officer we repaired to the mess
officers' mess comedor (m) de oficiales
intransitive verb
1 (Mil) (eat) hacer rancho; comer (juntos)
we used to mess together when we were in the same regiment
2
no messing! ¡sin bromas!; ¡nada de tonterías!; no messing? ¿en serio?
3 (soil o.s.) hacerse caca encima (informal)
what a good thing it was Billy didn't wet and mess any more
transitive verb
to mess one's pants/trousers hacerse caca encima (informal)
he's messed his pants, miss!
modifier
mess deck (n) sollado (m)
the hatchway leading down to his mess deck who exactly was in the mess-deck when you were there?
mess hall (n) comedor (m)
between the kitchen and the mess hall is an open wash house the fence separates the living quarters from the mess hall and other facilities
a mess of pottage (n) (Bible) un plato de lentejas
we sign away our birthright for a mess of pottage she was not going to lower herself for the sake of a fifty-dollar mess of pottage you've deserted your president for a mess of pottage
mess tin (n) plato (m) de campaña
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