mañana

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish mañana.

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Adverb[edit]

mañana (not comparable)

  1. Tomorrow.
  2. (humorous) Sometime in the unspecified future.
    The plumber said he would come tomorrow. But I think he will probably be here mañana.
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, chapter 13, in On the Road, Viking Press, OCLC 43419454, part 1:
      He swore he was coming to New York to join me. I pictured him in New York, putting off everything till manana.
    • 1978, “Dirty Weekend”, in Blondes Have More Fun, performed by Rod Stewart:
      Oh, my sweet Diana, I can't wait for the manana / There's a hotel down in Mexico just made for two
    • 2015 July 7, Ian Traynor; Larry Elliott, quoting Dalia Grybauskaitė, “Greece given days to agree bailout deal or face banking collapse and euro exit”, in The Guardian[1]:
      “[With][sic] the Greek government it is every time ‘mañana’,” said Lithuania’s president, Dalia Grybauskaitė, one of the Greek government’s harshest critics. “It can always be ‘mañana’ every day.”

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *māneāna, from Latin māne.

Adverb[edit]

mañana

  1. tomorrow

Noun[edit]

mañana f (plural mañanes)

  1. morning

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish cras mañana or mannana (literally tomorrow morning), from Vulgar Latin *māneāna, from Latin māne, from Proto-Indo-European *meh₂-. Compare Portuguese manhã.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈɲana/, [maˈɲa.na]

Adverb[edit]

mañana

  1. tomorrow
    pasado mañanathe day after tomorrow
    mañana por la mañanatomorrow morning
  2. soon, shortly

Noun[edit]

mañana f (plural mañanas)

  1. the morning
    A las ocho de la mañana.At eight in the morning.
    Él se levanta por las mañanas.He gets up in the mornings.
    Synonym: matino

Noun[edit]

mañana m (plural mañanas)

  1. the near future; tomorrow
    En un día del mañana.Some day in the near future.

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