mongo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(frail)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. weak
Amy ya salió del hospital, pero aún está monga.Amy's out of the hospital, but she's still weak.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sluggish)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. lazy
Es tan mongo que nunca se levanta a contestar el teléfono.He's so lazy that he never gets up to answer the phone.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(flaccid)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. flabby (physically)
Ya no está tan mongo desde que va al gym.He's not so flabby since he goes to the gym.
b. soft (personality-wise)
Mía es muy monga con los chicos y por eso no la respetan.Mia is too soft with the kids, that's why they don't respect her.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(not hard)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. soft
El terreno está muy mongo para poner grama.The soil is too soft for laying lawn.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(not funny)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. lame
¿Cómo puedes salir con Ricky? Es tan mongo.How can you be dating Ricky? He's so lame.
b. bland
Los chistes del comediante fueron tan mongos que la mitad del público se salió del show.The comedian's jokes were so bland that half of the audience left before the show was over.
c. dull
Nadie se rió de su chiste mongo, que además era un poco ofensivo.No one laughed at her dull joke, which was also a bit offensive.
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