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Inglés americano: /mæn/
Inglés británico: /man/

noun plural menPronunciación: /men/

  • 1 1.1 (adult male) four men and five women
    cuatro hombres y cinco mujeres
    say thank you to the nice man
    dale las gracias a ese señor tan amable
    I pronounce you man and wife
    los declaro marido y mujer
    her new man
    su nueva pareja ( or su nuevo compañero etc)
    a young man
    un joven
    her young man [dated]
    su novio
    su galán [dated]
    he's a man's man
    tiene intereses típicamente masculinos
    I don't feel half the man I used to
    ya no soy lo que era
    take it like a man!
    ¡aguanta como un hombre!
    we'll make a man of you
    haremos de ti un hombre
    he was man enough to admit his error
    fue lo bastante hombre como para admitir su error
    if you've got the patience to deal with him, you're a better man than I am
    si no pierdes la paciencia con él, te admiro
    in the West, where men were men
    en el Oeste, donde los hombres eran hombres de verdad
    he's an influential man
    es una persona or un hombre influyente
    you're a lucky man
    tú sí que tienes suerte
    he's a sick man
    está muy enfermo
    I feel a new man
    me siento como nuevo
    don't listen to him: the man's a fool
    no le hagas caso: es un estúpido
    he's the man to ask
    es a él a quien hay que preguntar(le)
    the police think he's their man
    la policía cree que es la persona que andan buscando
    here's the man who can tell you
    aquí está la persona que te lo puede decir
    it's a man's world!
    ¡el mundo es de los hombres!
    a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do
    un hombre tiene que cumplir con su deber
    are you a man or a mouse?
    ¿eres hombre o gallina?
    to be low man on the totem pole (American English)
    ser el último mono [colloquial]
    ser el último orejón del tarro (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    to be one's own man
    ser independiente
    to separate o (British English also) sort out the men from the boys
    ser una verdadera prueba de fuego
    the initial training separates the men from the boys
    el entrenamiento inicial es una verdadera prueba de fuego
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Back on the promenade, I saw a man and a boy trying to fly a kite down on the beach.
    • Last week I was talking to a man at the bar of the Hilton hotel at Addis Ababa.
    • An Estonian man suspected of plundering millions from hundreds of online bank accounts accounts across Europe was arrested last week.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Maybe, none of the earlier relationships had worked out because Rohan was destined to be her man.
    • It brought out the woman in me and the man in my man.
    • I don't have a problem with women hitting on my man… why wouldn't they?
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • He's more of a man than you'll ever be.
    • Ironically, her initial portrayal in the show, as more of a man than the men in her Cabinet, may have added to her myth.
    • But Don's the quintessential quiet guy who must overcome his cowardice and be a man.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • As soon as we established that Elener was a former Securicor employee, we were fairly sure he was our man.
    • Hugh Miller is convinced that Loring is his man, but he can't find any concrete evidence.
    • Bounty hunters can use almost any tool at their disposal to find and capture their man.
    1.2 (type) he's not a man for the quiet life
    no es de las personas a las que les gusta la vida tranquila
    he's the right/wrong man for the job
    es/no es la persona indicada para el puesto
    he's a Harvard man
    estudió en Harvard
    I was a Nixon man in '68
    era partidario de Nixon en 1968
    he's a local/Boston man
    es del lugar/de Boston
    he's a family man
    es un padre de familia
    I'm a vodka man myself
    yo personalmente prefiero el vodka
    he's the best transplant man in the business [colloquial]
    es el mejor especialista en trasplantes
    a man of the world
    un hombre de mundo
    the man in the street
    el hombre de la calle
    el ciudadano medio or de a pie
    the man of the match (British English)
    el mejor jugador
    man of God
    (Protestant) pastor (masculine)
    man of letters
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • My father was a trade union man who always had his rosary in his pocket.
    • Advocate and author John Mayer looks every inch the rock solid establishment man.
    • A battle for power between a union man and an intellectual is looming at Salford town hall.
  • 2 2.1 (person) a twelve-man crew
    una tripulación de doce personas or hombres
    man for man, our team was better than theirs no man has the right to take life [formal]
    nadie or ningún ser humano tiene derecho a matar
    it was as much as any man could bear [formal]
    lindaba con lo humanamente insoportable
    every man for himself as one man
    como un solo hombre
    every man jack (of you/them)
    todo el mundo
    to a manthey're loyal citizens to a man
    todos ellos (sin excepción) son ciudadanos leales
    also: Man
    (mankind) (no article) man shall not live by bread alone Neanderthal Man
    el hombre de Neandertal
    man proposes, God disposes
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Perhaps it may be said that civilization is about to enter the age of the decline of man.
    • Genesis in fact hints that there was evil present in the world before the fall of man.
    • None the less, equality in the eyes of God laid the foundations for equality in the eyes of man and before the law.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • This is the town which surprised the world with an archeological find in 1921 that came to be known as the Broken Hill Man.
  • 3 3.1 (representative, employee) our man in Cairo
    nuestro representante ( or corresponsal or agente etc) en el Cairo
    he's the PR man for Acme UK
    es el encargado de relaciones públicas en Acme UK
    Dubois plays a crooked real estate man
    Dubois hace el papel de un agente inmobiliario deshonesto
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • A man short, his team mates survived to the end of extra time but lost the penalty shootout.
    • If they receive two yellow cards a player will be withdrawn from the game, restricting the team to 10 men.
    • But gone are the days when Shankly's men would blast teams away and dominate our domestic game.
    3.2 (manservant) [dated]
  • 4
    also: men plural
    (troops, team, employees) officers and men
    los oficiales y los soldados or la tropa
    the captain and his men (Sport)
    el capitán y su equipo
    the men won't accept less than 5%
    los trabajadores no aceptarán menos de un 5%
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • My dad was in the air force, and he spoke about the inequalities he saw between the officers and ordinary men.
    • Orders were made as suggestions and officers and men were on first-name terms.
    • No commander wants to see his men die in combat but knows that casualties are a part of war.
  • 6 (as form of address) [colloquial]give me a break, man!
    ¡déjame en paz, quieres!
    ¡déjame en paz, tío! (Spain) [colloquial]
    ¡déjame en paz, mano! (Latin America exc Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    ¡dejáme en paz, che! (River Plate area) [colloquial]
    ¡déjame en paz, gallo! (Chile) [colloquial]

transitive verb -nn-

  • 1 1.1 (operate)
    (switchboard/assembly line)
    encargarse or ocuparse de
    the inquiry desk is manned at all times
    el mostrador de informaciones está atendido a toda hora
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • The centre is manned by fully trained technical personnel and all calls are recorded and logged to track and maintain a high service level.
    • It is believed passengers have been queueing up to two hours in Terminal 1 because only one of five X-ray machines was manned due to staffing problems.
    • Trained volunteers will be manning the call centre to offer independent and confidential information and support to people experiencing difficulties.
    1.2 (get ready to operate) man the cannons!
    ¡a los cañones!
    man the battlements!
    ¡cubran las almenas!
  • 2 2.1 (be crew of) the yacht was manned by Canadians
    el yate estaba tripulado por canadienses
    2.2 (provide crew for)
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