morbo(
mohr
-
boh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (unhealthy interest)
a. morbid fascination
Leía con morbo los reportajes de los juicios por asesinato.He would read reports of murder trials with morbid fascination.
b. morbid curiosity
La revista publicó las fotos del cadáver para satisfacer el morbo de los lectores.The magazine published the pictures of the corpse to satisfy the readers' morbid curiosity.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sexual attraction)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ese Felipe me da muchísimo morbo. - Pues, ¡pídele su número de teléfono!That Felipe is really hot. - So, ask for his number!
¡Vaya que esa chica tiene morbo!Wow, that chick really turns me on!
3. (medicine)
a. disease
El morbo acabó con innumerables vidas en el país.The disease was the cause of countless deaths in the country.
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morbo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el morbo atrajo a la gente al lugar del accidentepeople were attracted to the scene of the accident by a sense of morbid fascination
los cementerios le dan mucho morbohe gets a morbid pleasure out of visiting cemeteries
esa chica tiene mucho morbothat girl holds a perverse fascination
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morbo
1 (curiosidad) morbid curiosity
la prensa amarilla alimenta el morbo de la gente the gutter press feeds people's morbid curiosity
2 (atractivo sexual)
no es guapa pero tiene morbo she's not pretty but she's sexy
3 (Med) (enfermedad) disease; illness
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