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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations
SpanishEnglish
flaco adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (delgado)skinny adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  lean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (slang)lanky adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Es alto y flaco.
 He is tall and skinny.
flaco adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta"). (mal favor, servicio) (UK)not do someone any favours v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (US)not do someone any favors v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  do [sb] a disservice v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  disadvantage vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Flaco favor le haces a tu hijo no corrigiéndole cuando actúa mal.
 You're not doing your son any favours by not correcting him when he acts up.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms:
SpanishEnglish
a perro flaco todo son pulgas,
a todo perro flaco se le pengan las pulgas
(suma de desgracias)when it rains it pours exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  (formal)it never rains but that it pours exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
a todo perro flaco se le pegan las pulgas,
a perro flaco,
todo son pulgas
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
(una desgracia detrás de otra)when it rains it pours exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Acaba de salir una nueva droga barata que mata a los pobres en Atenas; a perro flaco, todo son pulgas.
 A new inexpensive drug just came out that is killing the poor people in Athens. When it rains, it pours.
andar un poco flaco de memoria loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (olvidar con frecuencia)be forgetful, be scatterbrained v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  have a bad memory v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Anda un poco flaco de memoria, nunca sabe dónde deja sus llaves.
 He is a little forgetful, he never knows where he left his keys.
hacer un flaco servicio,
hacer un flaco favor,
hacerle un flaco favor a alguien,
hacerle un flaco servicio a alguien
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
(perjudicar)do [sb] a disservice v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los comentarios malintencionados hacen un flaco servicio a los compañeros.
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