mondar
mondar(
mohn
-
dahr
)
transitive verb
1. (take the skin off of) 
a. to peel 
Pasé un buen rato en la cocina mondando las papas para el puré.I spent a good while in the kitchen peeling the potatoes for the purée.
2. (colloquial) (to cut hair) 
a. to scalp (person) 
Sus amigos le mondaron el pelo a Ricardo porque perdió la apuesta.Ricardo's friends scalped him because he lost the bet.
b. to fleece (sheep) 
Después de mondar a las ovejas, la lana se tiene que lavar.After fleecing the sheep, the wool needs to be washed.
3. (colloquial) (figurative) (take away money) 
a. to fleece 
Los banqueros sospechosos mondaron a Javier y lo dejaron en quiebra.The shifty bankers fleeced Javier and left him bankrupt.
4. (to lop) 
a. to prune 
Mondamos el árbol de duraznos para ver si crecía mejor.We pruned the peach tree to see if it would grow better.
mondarse
reflexive verb
5. (to clean one's teeth) 
Sam se mondó los dientes con un palillo después de comer.Sam picked his teeth with a toothpick after he ate.
pronominal verb
6. (colloquial) (to laugh hard) (Spain) 
a. to die laughing (colloquial) 
Casi nos mondamos de la risa anoche escuchando al comediante.We almost died laughing listening to the comedian last night.
mondar
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to peel 
pronominal verb
2. (colloquial) (Spain) 
a. no direct translation 
mondarse (de risa)to laugh one's head off
mondar
transitive verb
1 [+fruta, patata] to peel; [+nueces, guisantes] to shell; [+palo] to pare; remove the bark from
2 [+persona] (cortar el pelo) to scalp (familiar); (desplumar) to fleece (familiar); clean out (familiar)
3 (podar) to prune
4 (limpiar) (gen) to clean; cleanse; [+canal] to clean out;
5 (Latinoamérica) (pegar) to beat (up); thrash; (Caribe)
mondar a algn to wipe the floor with sb (familiar)
pronominal verb
mondarse
1 (also mondarse de risa) to die laughing (familiar)
2
mondarse los dientes to pick one's teeth
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