darn
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darn(
darn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to mend)
a. zurcir
Devon needs someone to darn his holey socks.Devon necesita que alguien le zurza sus calcetines agujerados.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (mend)
a. el zurcido
(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 soldiers were all wearing socks with darns.Todos los soldados usaban calcetines con zurcidos.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
3. (used to express surprise or annoyance)
a. caramba
Darn! That's a big fish you caught!¡Caramba! ¡Ese pescado que pescaste sí que es grande!
b. caray
Darn! We're going to be late again!¡Caray! ¡Otra vez llegaremos tarde!
c. rayos
Darn! I missed the bus.¡Rayos! Perdí el autobús.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (as an intensifier)
a. maldito
We wanted to toast with champagne, but I couldn't get the darn bottle open.Queríamos brindar con champaña, pero no conseguí abrir la maldita botella.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (as an intensifier)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Babies are too darn cute. No matter how big of a mess they make, they always make me smile.Los bebés son totalmente encantadores. No importa el desorden que hagan, siempre me hacen sonreír.
I can't believe she's still asleep at noon. She's too darn lazy.No puedo creer que siga durmiendo al mediodía. Se pasa de floja.
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darn
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. maldito(a)
it's a darn nuisance!¡es un verdadero fastidio!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
darn (it)!¡caramba!
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darn [dɑːn]
noun
(Cos) zurcido (m); zurcidura (f)
transitive verb
[+socks, cloth] zurcir
darn [dɑːn] especially (US)
interjection
darn (it)! ¡caray! (informal)
adjective
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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