mischief

mischief(
mihs
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chihf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (trouble)
a. la travesura
(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).
(F)
I don't know what mischief you're planning, but leave me out of it.No sé qué travesura están planeando, pero no me involucren.
Those kids are causing mischief again, no doubt.Esos chicos están haciendo travesuras otra vez, sin duda.
b. la diablura
(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).
(F)
Every time I turn my back, that boy is getting into some mischief.Cada vez que le doy la espalda, ese niño hace una diablura.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I hope the kids kept out of mischief today!¡Espero que los niños no hayan hecho travesuras hoy!
Keep out of mischief while I'm away.Pórtate bien mientras no estoy aquí.
2. (problems)
a. el daño
(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).
(M)
Those hoodlums have caused a lot of mischief in the neighborhoodEsos gamberros han causado mucho daño en la vecindad.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(injury) (United Kingdom)
a. el daño
(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).
(M)
Mate, you're going to do yourself a mischief climbing over that fence.Hombre, te vas a hacer daño escalando esa valla.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(troublemaker) (United Kingdom)
a. el diablillo
(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).
(M)
, la diablilla
(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).
(F)
That mischief is going to get an earful when I find him.Ese diablillo se va enterar cuando yo lo encuentre.
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mischief
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (naughtiness)
a. la travesura
(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).
(F)
to be full of mischiefser un/una travieso(a)
to get up to mischiefhacer travesuras
to keep somebody out of mischiefevitar que alguien haga de las suyas
2. (trouble)
a. el problemas
(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).
(M)
to make mischief (for somebody)crear problemas (a alguien)
3. (fam hum) (United Kingdom)
a. (injury)
to do oneself a mischiefhacerse daño
mischief [ˈmɪstʃɪf]
noun
1 (naughtiness) travesura (f); diablura (f)
he's up to some mischief está haciendo alguna travesura; he's always getting into mischief siempre anda haciendo travesuras; keep out of mischief! (to child) ¡no hagas travesuras!; (to adult) ¡pórtate bien!; to keep sb out of mischief evitar que algn haga travesuras
2 (harm) daño (m)
to do o.s. a mischief hacerse daño
to do [sb] a mischief
3 (malicious behaviour)
he could cause all kinds of mischief if he were in a position of power
to make mischief causar daño
somebody had been making mischief in the office by spreading a rumour that ...
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