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Spanish Word of the Day: Papanatas

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Papanatas

Léxico relacionado con la falta de inteligencia II

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/6/2002
Word: Papanatas
(pa-pa-NA-tas), Sustantivo.
English: simpleton
Etymology: De papar, comer cosas blandas sin mascar y nata
Meaning: Persona simple y crédula o demasiado cándida y fácil de engañar.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la falta de inteligencia II
Example:

“El deber de la mentira
es embaucar papanatas;
y no es buena la piadosa,
sino la que engaña.”

Antonio Machado, Juan de Mairena vol.I, p.55 Ed. Losada.

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