Lets continue with the colloquial words today. No, today’s word mono doesn’t mean ‘monkey’. Well, ok, it does mean monkey, but there’s a wide range of other meanings, most of them being colloquial.
Unlike other episodes of Spanish Word of the Day, I’ll simply give a list of what it means in different parts on the hispanosphere. Do you have additional suggestions? Feel free to comment!
- When it’s used to refer to a woman, it means pretty in colloquial context (note: use mona in this context).
- Next to refering to women, it can mean charming or lovely as well. Don’t forget to use the right gender (mono or mona).
- When used to refer to a kid, it means cute.
- In the Andes and Mexico it can be a comic (una revista de monitos)
- It Chile it can also be a cartoon (mono animado).
- Also in Chile, it can have the meaning of snowman (mono de nieve).
- Mono can be an overall or a jumpsuit.
- In Mexico it’s also used to refer to a leotard.
- When someone goes cold turkey, está con el mono.
- …anything else? You say it!
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