Translation of monkey in Spanish:

monkey

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌŋki/

n

  • 1.1 mono, -na (m,f), mico, -ca (m,f) brass monkey weather (BrE) [slang/argot] un frío que pela [familiar/colloquial] not to give a monkey's they don't/he doesn't give a monkey's (BrE) [slang/argot] les/le importa un rábano or un pepino or un pito [familiar/colloquial] to make a monkey (out) of sb dejar a algn en ridículo 1.2 (mischievous child) diablillo, -lla (m,f)

Phrasal verbs

monkey about

(BrE)

monkey around

v + adv
tontear, payasear stop monkeying around and get on with your work déjate de tontear or payasear y ponte a trabajar to monkey around with sth andar* tocando algo

monkey with

v + prep + o
1.1 (tamper with) andar* tocando 1.2 (cross) don't monkey with me! ¡no me tomes el pelo!

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