el muñeco, la muñeca(
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).
masculine or feminine noun
1. (toy)
a. doll
Este es el muñeco de trapo con el que jugaba mi abuela de chica.This is the rag doll my grandmother played with when she was a child.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(pretty person)
a. sweetie
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
¿Ese niño con el trajecito es tu hijo? ¡Qué muñeco!That kid in the little suit is your son? What a sweetie!
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. puppet
Su jefe se aprovecha de él porque es un muñeco.His boss takes advantage of him because he is a puppet.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (animal-shaped plaything)
a. toy
El bebé está jugando con sus muñecos en el corralito.The baby is playing with his toys in the playpen.
5. (ventriloquism)
a. dummy
El ventrílocuo usó dos muñecos para su rutina de comedia.The ventriloquist brought two dummies for his comedy act.
6. (of a puppeteer)
a. puppet
El titiritero movía dos muñecos al mismo tiempo.The puppeteer did two puppets at the same time.
7. (drawing)
a. figure
Mira el muñeco y señala dónde está el hígado.Look at the figure and point out where the liver is.
8. (representation of a person)
a. effigy
Los miembros de la oposición colgaron un muñeco del primer ministro.Opposition members hanged an effigy of the prime minister.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (juguete)
a. doll
2. (marioneta)
a. puppet
3. (peluche)
a. cuddly o soft toy
muñeco de nievesnowman
muñeco de peluchecuddly toy
4. (pejorative)
a. puppet
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1 (juguete) (con forma humana) doll; (con forma animal) toy
muñeco de peluche soft toy
2 [de ventrílocuo] dummy; [de marionetas] puppet; (efigie) [de político, famoso] effigy
ahogaron" en la fuente de Cibeles un muñeco de un banquero simulado quemaron un muñeco del Presidente
(dibujo) figure; (espantapájaros) scarecrow
muñeco de guante glove puppet
muñeco de nieve snowman
3 (pelele) puppet; pawn
4 (niño) sweetie (familiar); little angel
5 (lío) row; shindy (familiar)
6 muñecos (And)
me entraron los muñecos I had butterflies in my stomach
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