Translation of monkey in Spanish:

monkey

Pronunciation: /ˈmʌŋki/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 mono, (masculine, feminine), mico, (masculine, feminine) brass monkey weather (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] un frío que pela [colloquial/familiar] not to give a monkey's they don't/he doesn't give a monkey's (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] les/le importa un rábano or un pepino or un pito [colloquial/familiar] to make a monkey (out) of sb dejar a algn en ridículo 1.2 (mischievous child) diablillo, (masculine, feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Well, we've definitely heard of mischievous monkeys but Charlie is just cheeky, I think we can safely say.

Phrasal verbs

monkey about

(British English/inglés británico)
monkey around

monkey around

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
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

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (tamper with) andar* tocando 1.2 (cross) don't monkey with me! ¡no me tomes el pelo!

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