puppet(
puh
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piht
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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. (theater)
a. el títere
(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).
You could see the strings the puppeteer used to move the puppets with.Podías ver las cuerdas con las que el titiritero movía el títere.
b. la marioneta
(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).
Most of the time, one of the puppets was hitting the others with a club.Casi todo el rato, una de las marionetas pegaba a las demás con una porra.
2. (person controlled by someone else)
a. el títere
(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).
The president doesn't have his own ideas. He's just a puppet for his party.El presidente no tiene ideas propias. No es más que un títere del partido.
b. la marioneta
(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).
According to determinism, we are little more than puppets in the hands of fate.Según el determinismo, somos poco más que marionetas en manos del destino.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (related to puppets)
a. de títeres
They're putting on a puppet show for the children at the festival.En el festival, van a montar un espectáculo de títeres para los niños.
b. de marionetas
A carpenter was contracted to build the puppet theater.Encargaron a un carpintero que hiciera el teatro de marionetas.
4. (controlled by another power)
a. títere
It doesn't matter who you vote for, because it'll be a puppet government anyway.No importa por quién votes, porque, de todos modos, será un gobierno títere.
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puppet
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. la títere m, marioneta
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
puppet governmentgobierno títere
puppet show(espectáculo de) guiñol m
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puppet [ˈpʌpɪt]
noun
títere (m); marioneta (f); títere (m);
modifier
puppet government puppet régime (n) gobierno (m) títere
puppet show (n) teatro (m) de títeres or marionetas
puppet theatre puppet theater (US) (n)
puppet show See culture box in entry puppet.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "puppet"
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puppet show
el espectáculo de títeres
hand puppet
el títere de guante
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