talking-to

talking-to(
ta
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kihng
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tu
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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. (general)
a. el sermón
(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)
My dad gave me a good talking-to for getting home at two in the morning.Mi papá me dio un buen sermón por llegar a casa a las dos de la mañana.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I gave my grandson a good talking-to. He shouldn't be going back onto your property.Le leí la cartilla a mi nieto. No debería volver a entrar en su propiedad.
I got a talking-to from the nuns for skipping chapel.Las monjas me regañaron por faltar a misa.
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talking-to
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
a. el sermón
(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)
b. el rapapolvo
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
to give somebody a talking-toecharle a alguien un buen sermón or
talking-to [ˈtɔːkɪŋtuː]
noun
I gave him a good talking-to le llamé al orden; le leí la cartilla; that boy needs a good talking-to a ese chico le hace falta que le lean la cartilla
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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