monga
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(illness)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. flu
Diana no debió haber ido a trabajar enferma. Me pegó la monga.Diana shouldn't have gone to work sick. I caught the flu from her.
b. influenza
Todo el mundo tiene la monga ahora. Ojalá que no me dé a mí.Everyone has influenza right now. I hope I don't catch it.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(illness)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. bad cold
Doctor, tengo una monga rompe huesos. ¿Qué me puedo tomar?Doctor, I have a bad cold that's making my body ache. What can I take?
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