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menina

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese menynna, from menynno.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

menina f (plural meninas)

  1. girl (female child)
    Doutor, é menino ou menina?
    Doctor, is it a boy or a girl?
  2. young lady, miss (a title of respect for an unmarried young woman)
    Pode sentar-se aqui, menina.
    You may sit here, miss.
  3. (pejorative) an effeminate boy
  4. (Portugal, euphemistic, usually in plural) prostitute
    Ele tornou-se frequentador assíduo de casas de meninas.
    He became a regular frequenter of brothels.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese menina (girl), from Old Portuguese menynna, from menynno (boy).

NounEdit

menina f (plural meninas)

  1. a court maid of honour

Usage notesEdit

  • Do not confuse with niña (girl).