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manga

Translation of manga in English:

feminine noun

  • 1 (Clothing) 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 [colloquial]
    (casa)
    to be upside-down or topsy-turvy or in a mess [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 [colloquial] (burro)
    to be really dumb [colloquial]
    to be as thick as two short planks (British) [colloquial]
    (tímido) to be very shy
    tener (la) manga ancha
    to be easygoing
    tirarle la manga a alguien (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]
    to ask somebody for money
    to touch somebody for money [colloquial]
    cada vez que viene le tira la manga a la madre
    every time he comes he asks or touches his mother for money
  • 5 (Botany)
    (type of mango)
  • 7 (Meteorology) 7.1 (remolino) also manga de agua (chaparrón)
    squally shower
    7.2 (torbellino) also manga de viento
  • 11 (Colombia) [colloquial] (persona fuerte) es chiquito pero es una manga
    he's small but he's very tough
Example sentences
  • La autoridad edil lució una camisa manga corta y corbata.
  • El nuevo manga combinará fantasía, romance y coraje.
  • Cuando sea necesario la manga puede ser fácil y rápidamente reemplazado.
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