Translation of manga in English:

manga

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  • 1 [Indumentaria/Clothing] sleeve un vestido sin mangas a sleeveless dress camisas de manga corta/larga short-sleeved/long-sleeved shirts manga tres cuartos three-quarter (length) sleeve en mangas de camisa in shirtsleeves estar manga por hombro [familiar/colloquial] [casa] to be upside-down o/or topsy-turvy o/or in a mess [familiar/colloquial] un país donde todo anda manga por hombro a country where everything is in a state of chaos sacarse algo de la manga, esa definición se la ha sacado de la manga he's just made that definition up (off the top of his head) se sacó una buena respuesta de la manga she came up with a good answer off the top of her head ser más corto que las mangas de un chaleco [familiar/colloquial], (burro) to be really dumb [familiar/colloquial], to be as thick as two short planks (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] (tímido) to be very shy tener (la) manga ancha to be easygoing tirarle la manga a algn (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] to ask sb for money, to touch sb for money [familiar/colloquial] cada vez que viene le tira la manga a la madre every time he comes he asks o/or touches his mother for money

    Compounds

    manga abombada

    manga de jamón

    manga dolman

    manga japonesa

    manga murciélago

    manga raglan

    manga ranglan

  • 5 [Botánica/Botany]type of mango
  • 7 [Meteorología/Meteorology] 7.1 (remolino) tb manga de agua waterspout (chaparrón) squally shower 7.2 (torbellino) tb manga de viento whirlwind
  • 11 (Colombia) [familiar/colloquial] (persona fuerte) es chiquito pero es una manga he's small but he's very tough

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