moon

moon(
mun
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (astronomy)
a. la luna
(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)
The full moon lights up the night.La luna llena alumbra la noche.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(period of time)
a. la luna
(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)
Many moons ago, I too was in love.Hace muchas lunas, yo también estuve enamorado.
b. el mucho tiempo
(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)
I haven't been to Europe in many moons.Hace mucho tiempo que no voy a Europa.
3. (the impossible)
a. la luna
(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 would give you the moon.Te daría la luna.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to daydream; used with "over")
a. soñar despierto
Fabian spent the week mooning over the new girl in class.Fabián se pasó la semana soñando despierto con la chica nueva de la clase.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to pass the time; used with "around") (United Kingdom)
a. vaguear
The kids mooned around watching TV all day.Los niños vaguearon todo el día viendo la televisión.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to show one's buttocks)
a. enseñar el trasero a
The mischievous boy mooned his neighbor.El niño travieso le enseño su trasero al vecino.
b. hacer una cara pálida a
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
The player mooned the referee.El jugador le hizo una cara pálida al árbitro.
c. hacer un calvo a
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The rocker mooned the crowd during the concert.El cantante le hizo un calvo al público durante su concierto.
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moon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la luna
(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)
the Moonla Luna
2. (colloquial)
a.
to ask for the moonpedir la luna
3. (colloquial)
a.
to promise somebody the moonprometer a alguien el oro y el moro
4. (colloquial)
a.
to be over the moonestar encantado(a)
moon landingalunizaje m
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (colloquial)
a. enseñar el culo (expose one's buttocks)
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moon [muːn]
noun
luna (f)
full moon luna (f) llena; there's a full moon tonight esta noche hay luna llena; new moon luna (f) nueva; there was no moon no había luna; by the light of the moon a la luz de la luna; many moons ago hace mucho tiempo
to ask for the moon pedir la luna
once in a blue moon de Pascuas a Ramos
to be over the moon estar loco de contento; estar en el séptimo cielo
to promise the moon prometer la luna or el oro y el moro
intransitive verb
enseñar el culo (informal)
modifier
moon buggy (n) vehículo (m) lunar
moon landing (n) alunizaje (m)
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