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manhood

Pronunciation: /ˈmænhʊd/

Translation of manhood in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (adulthood) madurez (feminine), edad (feminine) adulta ([ en un hombre ]) to reach manhood llegar* a la edad adulta
    Example sentences
    • Two men - a boy who grows into early manhood and an old ascetic priest, the lama - are at the centre of the novel.
    • His early manhood was partly devoted to using the second to overcome the first.
    • All Laotian men are expected to become monks, usually in early manhood, before marriage.
    1.2 (adult males) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) hombres (masculine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The names of the fallen - sometimes a family's entire fine crop of young manhood - feature on those war memorials and on the roll of honour in memorial halls.
    1.3 (virility) hombría (feminine), virilidad (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • His is an elusive quest for self despite prescriptive notions of manhood and sexual identity.
    • These sports serve to define dominant masculinity, connecting manhood with violence and competitiveness and often marginalising girls and women.
    • Their coach questions everything from their heart to their courage to their brains to their manhood to their commitment.

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