morro
morro(
moh
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rroh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (animal)
a. snout
Esta raza de perro tiene el morro estrecho y largo.This breed of dog has a long narrow snout.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. lip
Se lamió los morros con gusto al ver la comida preparada para el Día de Acción de Gracias.She licked her lips with excitement upon seeing the food prepared for Thanksgiving.
b. mouth
¡Límpiate los morros!Wipe your mouth!
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(impertinence)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. nerve
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hay que tener mucho morro para irse del bar sin pagar.You need a lot of nerve to leave a bar without paying.
b. cheek
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
She cut in line. What a cheek!Se ha colado en la fila. ¡Qué morro!
4. (aviation)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. nose
Justo antes de aterrizar, hay que levantar el morro hasta unos siete grados.Just before landing, you need to raise the nose up to about seven degrees.
5. (automobile)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. front
El morro del auto quedó completamente destrozado después del accidente.The front of the car was completely smashed in after the accident.
6. (geography)
a. small hill
Nos paramos al pie de un morro para recoger unas setas.We stopped at the foot of a small hill to pick up some mushrooms.
b. headland
Construyeron una fortaleza en el morro para defender la bahía.They built a fortress on the headland to defend the bay.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(young person)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. kid
Aguas con el morrito; está a punto de tirar la salsa.Keep an eye on that kid; he's about to knock over the salsa.
b. guy (masculine)
Ese morro me cae gordo.I really don't like that guy.
c. girl (feminine)
Platiqué con una morra buena onda ayer en el camión.I chatted with a really cool girl yesterday on the bus.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(romantic partner)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. boyfriend (masculine)
¿Ya viste el morro de Majo? Es guapísimo.Did you see Majo's boyfriend? He's super handsome.
b. girlfriend (feminine)
Allí va Chuy con su nueva morra.There goes Chuy with his new girlfriend.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(not old)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. young
Estás morro todavía. En unos años ya me entenderás.You're still young. In a few years you'll understand what I mean.
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morro
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hocico)
a. snout
2. (de avión)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. nose
3. (de coche)
a. front
4. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
morroslips
estar de morrosto be in a bad mood
romperle los morros a alguiento smash somebody's face in
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡qué morro tiene!he's got a real nerve!
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morro
1 (Zoología) snout; nose
2 (España) (labio) (thick) lip
beber a morro to drink from the bottle; ¡cierra los morros! shut your trap! (muy_familiar); dar a algn en los morros to bash sb (familiar); to get one's own back on sb
andar de morro con algn
partir los morros a algn to bash sb's face in (familiar)
estar de morro(s) to be in a bad mood
estar de morro(s) con algn to be cross with sb
poner morro
torcer el morro
(ofenderse) to look cross; (hacer una mueca) to turn up one's nose
poner morritos to look sullen
3 (descaro) cheek (familiar); nerve (familiar)
tener morro to have a cheek (familiar); have a nerve (familiar); ¡qué morro tienes! you've got a nerve! (familiar); echarle mucho morro to have a real nerve (familiar)
tiene un morro que se lo pisa he's got a real brass neck (familiar)
por el morro
me lo quedé por el morro I just held on to it and to hell with them! (familiar)
4 (Aeronáutica) (Automóviles) etc nose
caer de morro to nose-dive
5 (Geografía) (promontorio) headland; promontory; (cerro) small rounded hill
6 (guijarro) pebble
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Phrases with "morro"
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tu morro
your kid
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