mum

mum(
muhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(relative) (United Kingdom)
a. la mamá
(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)
Hey, mum, where are my shoes?Oye, mamá, ¿dónde están mis zapatos?
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(botany)
a. el crisantemo
(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)
The garden was full of mums.El jardín estaba lleno de crisantemos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (silent)
a. callado
He was mum during the entire class.Estuvo callado durante toda la clase.
b. silencioso
Is everything ok? You've been mum all day.¿Está todo bien? Has estado silencioso el día entero.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I know something is worrying him but he keeps mum.Sé que algo le preocupa, pero no suelta prenda.
This will be our secret - mum's the word.No digas ni pío, será nuestro secreto.
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mum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (mother) (United Kingdom)
a. la mamá
(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)
mum's the word!¡de esto ni mu!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
2. (general)
a.
to keep mum (about something)no decir ni pío or ni mu (sobre algo)
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mum [mʌm]
noun
(Britain) (mother) mamá (informal) (f); mamaíta (informal) (f); mamacita (informal) (f); (LAm)
I'll ask Mum le preguntaré a mamá; my mum mi mamá
mum [mʌm]
adjective
to keep mum (about sth) guardar silencio (sobre algo); everybody is keeping mum about it nadie suelta prenda sobre el asunto; mum's the word! ¡punto en boca!; ¡ni una palabra a nadie!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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