tomboy
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tomboy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. la niña poco femenina
(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).
Paula was a tomboy who never wanted to play with dolls.Paula era una niña poco femenina que nunca quería jugar con las muñecas.
b. la chica poco femenina
(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).
Boys in high school started saying she was a tomboy.En el instituto, los chicos empezaron a decir que era una chica poco femenina.
c. el marimacho
(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).
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
The Clarks' daughter is a rambunctious tomboy; anytime they buy her a dress, she gets it all muddy.La hija de los Clark es un marimacho bullicioso; siempre que le compran un vestido se lo llena de barro.
d. la machona
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I was always a tomboy who preferred to play soccer over go shopping or do other girly stuff.Siempre fui una machona que prefería jugar al fútbol a ir de compras o hacer otras cosas de niñas.
e. la machetona
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Just because Ana is a tomboy doesn't mean she doesn't like boys.Que Ana sea una machetona no quiere decir que no le gusten los chicos.
f. la varonera
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Gabriela is a tomboy, so she was hardly thrilled when her parents painted her room pink.Gabriela es una varonera, así que no se emocionó que digamos cuando sus padres pintaron su cuarto de color rosa.
g. el chicazo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
"My Susan is not a tomboy!," replied the angry mother."Mi Susan no es ningún chicazo", replicó la madre enfadada.
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tomboy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la niña poco femenina
(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).
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
tomboy [ˈtɒmbɔɪ]
noun
marimacho (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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