villain
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villain(
vih
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lihn
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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. (bad person)
a. el villano
(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).
, la villana
(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).
The press always portrays that politician as a villain.La prensa siempre retrata a ese político como un villano.
2. (criminal)
a. el maleante
(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).
, la maleante
(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).
What do you expect if he hangs around with thieves and villains like that?¿Qué esperas si frecuenta ladrones y maleantes como esos?
3. (television, cinema and literature)
a. el malo
(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).
, la mala
(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).
That actor plays the villain so well in this movie.Ese actor toca el papel del malo tan bien en esta película.
b. el villano
(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).
, la villana
(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).
The film has all the usual protagonists: hero, heroine, and villain,La película tiene todos los protagonistas de costumbre: héroe, heroína y villano.
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villain
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (scoundrel)
a. el canalla mf, villano(a)
(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).
la canalla mf, villano(a)
(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. (theater and cinema)
a. el malo
(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).
3. (hum)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the villain of the pieceel malo de la película
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villain [ˈvɪlən]
noun
1 (wrongdoer) maleante (m); delincuente (m)
2 (rascal) bribónonabribona (m) (f);ona bribona tunanteatunanta (m) (f);a tunanta
3 (in novel, film) maloamala (m) (f);a mala
the villain of the piece is Malone el malo de la historia es Malone
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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