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moon

Pronunciation: /muːn/

Translation of moon in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • luna (feminine) new/full moon luna nueva/llena by the light of the moon a la luz de la luna the Man in the Moon el duendecillo que vive en la luna ([ en los cuentos infantiles anglosajones ]) to land on the moon alunizar* the dark side of the moon la cara oscura de la luna many moons ago hace muchas lunas, hace mucho tiempo once in a blue moon muy de vez en cuando, de Pascuas a Ramos, de higos a peras or brevas, cada muerte de obispo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) to be over the moon (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) estar* como unas Pascuas or loco de contento he was over the moon when he heard se puso como unas Pascuas or loco de contento cuando se enteró to promise the moon prometer el oro y el moro
    Example sentences
    • If you calculate back a billion and a half years ago, the moon would have been in direct contact with the earth.
    • The moon came up four hours ago, huge and the colour of a malfunctioning striplight on an office ceiling.
    • Eclipses of the sun and the moon occur every six months.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (dream) she spent the whole day mooning in her room se pasó el día en su habitación pensando en las musarañas they moon around o about the streets all day se pasan el día vagando or deambulando por las calles to moon over sb soñar* con algn
  • 2 (expose one's buttocks) [slang/argot] mostrar* or enseñar el trasero [colloquial/familiar]

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