In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1es manco de un brazo/una mano — he only has one arm/hand
- es manco de los dos brazos — he has no arms
- quedó manco del brazo derecho — he lost his right arm
- hazte la cama que no eres manco — make your bed, you're not an invalid
- no ser manco — (para robar) to be light-fingered
- este lanzador tampoco es manco — this pitcher is pretty useful / is no slouch
- ella me pegó primero — bueno, tú tampoco eres manco — she hit me first — well, you're pretty good at hitting people yourself
masculine and feminine noun
1(persona)el manco que pide limosna en la esquina — the man with one arm who begs on the corner
- el manco de Lepanto — nickname given to Miguel de Cervantes
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