nonsense

nonsense(
nan
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sehns
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (meaningless words)
a. las tonterías
(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)
I don't believe in all this nonsense about the house being haunted.No me creo esas tonterías de que la casa está embrujada.
b. las estupideces
(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)
Don't pay any attention to that nonsense. You shouldn't believe everything you read in the papers.No hagas caso de esas estupideces. No deberías creer todo lo que lees en el periódico.
c. los disparates
(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)
Sorry, I'm talking nonsense. What I meant was that the return flight is on Thursday.Disculpa, estoy diciendo disparates. Lo que quería decir es que el vuelo de retorno es el jueves.
2. (foolishness)
a. las tonterías
(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)
Stop this nonsense right now and get your things ready for school!¡Basta ya de tonterías y prepara tus cosas para el colegio!
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nonsense
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el tonterías fpl, disparates
(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)
nonsense!¡tonterías!
to talk (a lot of) nonsensedecir (muchos) disparates
to make a nonsense of somethingechar por tierra algo
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nonsense [ˈnɒnsəns]
noun
tonterías (f)
(what) nonsense! ¡tonterías!; ¡qué tontería!
"I'm putting on weight" — !what nonsense!" there's going to be another world war very soon — what nonsense!
but that's nonsense! ¡eso es absurdo!; ¡eso es ridículo!; it is nonsense to say that ... es absurdo or ridículo decir que ...
I've never heard such nonsense! ¡vaya (una) tontería!; ¡jamás oí (una) tontería igual!
there's going to be another world war very soon — I've never heard such nonsense!
to make (a) nonsense of [+claim, system, law] quitar sentido a; [+pledge] convertir en papel mojado
this makes a nonsense of their claim not to be involved this makes a nonsense of discretionary pay allowances this makes a nonsense of the law this makes a nonsense of the theory/idea that they never intended to cause trouble
a piece of nonsense una tontería
I'll stand no nonsense from you!I won't take any nonsense from you! ¡no voy a tolerar tus tonterías!
to stand no nonsense
to talk nonsense decir tonterías or disparates
stop this nonsense! ¡ya vale de tonterías!
we don't want any of your nonsense
modifier
nonsense verse (n) disparates (m) (en verso); versos (m) disparatados
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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