monkey

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monkey(
muhng
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ki
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. el mono
(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 mona
(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)
We saw a pregnant female monkey at the zoo.Vimos una mona embarazada en el zoo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(misbehaved child)
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)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sara's children act like a bunch of monkeys. I can't stand them.Los niños de Sara se comportan como una cuerda de diablillos. No los soporto.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to behave in a silly way; used with "about" or around")
a. tontear
Sam's always monkeying around in class and I can't concentrate.Sam siempre anda tonteando en clase y no puedo concentrarme.
4. (to meddle with; used with "with")
a. jugar con
Fans of the series were upset that they'd monkeyed with the storyline to such a degree.Los aficionados de la serie se molestaron que habían jugado con el argumento hasta tal punto.
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monkey
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (animal)
a. el mono
(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)
2. (colloquial)
a.
to make a monkey out of somebodytomarle el pelo a alguien
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
I don't give a monkey'sme importa un pito
4. (colloquial)
a.
monkey businessbribonadas fpl
monkey puzzle treearaucaria f
monkey wrenchllave inglesa
5. (naughty child)
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)
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monkey [ˈmʌŋkɪ]
noun
(Zool) mono (m); (child) diablillo (m)
I don't give a monkey's me importa un rábano (informal)
to make a monkey out of sb poner a algn en ridículo
modifier
monkey business (n) (dishonest) trapisondas (f); tejemanejes (m)
there was some monkey business going on
(mischievous) travesuras (f); diabluras (f)
monkey nut (n) (Britain) cacahuete (m); maní (m); (LAm) cacahuate (m); (Méx)
monkey puzzle (n) (Bot) araucaria (f)
monkey shines (n) (US)
monkey tricks See culture box in entry monkey.
monkey suit (n) traje (m) de etiqueta; esmoquin (m)
I remember wearing a monkey suit to a Cambridge May ball
monkey tricks (n) travesuras (f)
monkey wrench (n) llave (f) inglesa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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