mop
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mop(
map
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cleaning tool)
a. la mopa
(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).
I put the mop in the closet with the other cleaning supplies.Puse la mopa en el armario con los otros productos de limpieza.
b. el trapeador
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I prefer to use a mop to clean the tile floor.Prefiero usar un trapeador para limpiar el piso de baldosa.
c. la fregona
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
He used a mop to remove the stains from the floor.Usó una fregona para quitar las manchas del suelo.
d. el mapo
(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).
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Where's the mop at? - It's in the bathroom.¿Dónde quedó el mapo? - Está en el baño.
2. (mass of hair)
a. la pelambrera
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That boy has a mop of hair!¡Ese chico tiene una pelambrera!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to clean the floor)
a. fregar
The first thing we need to do is mop the kitchen.Lo primero que necesitamos hacer es fregar la cocina.
b. trapear
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
After mopping the foyer, take out the trash.Después de trapear la entrada, saca la basura.
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mop
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for floor)
a. la fregona
(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).
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a mop of hairuna mata de pelo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to mop the floorfregar el suelo, pasarle la fregona al suelo
to mop one's browenjugarse la frente
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mop [mɒp]
noun
1 (for floor) fregona (f); trapeador (m); (LAm) (for dishes) estropajo (m)
2
mop of hair pelambrera (f); melena (f)
transitive verb
[+floor] fregar; trapear; (LAm) [+brow] enjugar
to mop one's face enjugarse la cara
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "mop"
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mop the floor
fregar el suelo, friega el suelo
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