jinx(
jingks
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to curse)
a. traer mala suerte a
After getting into an accident, the thief assumed the stolen car must have jinxed him.Después de tener un accidente, el ladrón supuso que el carro robado le habría traído mala suerte.
b. gafar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Go play cards at a different table. I think you're jinxing me.Vete a jugar cartas en otra mesa. Creo que me estás gafando.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (curse)
a. la maldición
(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)
Everything's going wrong for me since I robbed that old lady. She must have put a jinx on me.Todo me va mal desde que le robé a esa vieja. Me habrá echado una maldición.
b. el gafe
(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)
Oh geez, do I have a jinx on me? I suddenly can't win a hand of cards.¿Ostras, tengo gafe? De repente no puedo ganar una mano de naipes.
3. (bringer of ill-fortune)
a. el cenizo
(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)
, la ceniza
(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)
She couldn't help but think that her sweater was a jinx after she got hurt wearing it.No podía dejar de pensar que su suéter era un cenizo después de haberse lastimado mientras lo llevaba.
b. el gafe
(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)
You've got to get that girl out of your life, man. I think she's a jinx.Tienes que quitar a esa chica de tu vida, chaval. Creo que es un gafe.
c. el mufa
(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)
, la mufa
(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)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
You must never mention him! He's known to be a real jinx.¡No debes volver a nombrarlo! Es sabido que es un verdadero mufa.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
4. (when saying the same thing simultaneously)
a. ¡encantado!
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
"Jinx! You owe me a Coke," said the boy and laughed at the coincidence."¡Encantado! Me debes un refresco", dijo el muchacho y rió por la coincidencia.
b. ¡uli uli tres piñas!
"If you want to...," began both at the same time. And immediately said, "Jinx!""Si quieres...", empezaron los dos al mismo tiempo. Y de inmediato dijeron: "¡Uli uli tres piñas!"
c. ¡chispita!
I hate it when I overlap with somebody and he says "Jinx!"Odio cuando me superpongo con alguien al hablar y dice "¡Chispita!"
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jinx
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (spell, curse)
a. el gafe
(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)
to put a jinx on something/somebodyembrujar algo/a alguien gafar algo/a alguien,, echarle la sal a algo/a alguien,, enyetar algo/a alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to be jinxedestar embrujado(a) or
jinx [dʒɪŋks]
noun
(person) cenizoaceniza (m) (f);a ceniza gafe (m); (spell) gafe (m); maleficio (m)
there's a jinx on it está gafado; tiene la negra; to put a jinx on sth echar mal de ojo a algo
transitive verb
traer mala suerte a; gafar (informal); (Esp)
to be jinxed [+person, project] tener gafe
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