n (f) hand

expr mà de morter
(f) pestle

expr mà d'obra
(f) workforce

expr a mà
to hand / handy
Tens un llapis a mà? - Do you have a pencil to hand / do you have a pencil handy?

expr de segona mà
second hand

expr fer mans i mànigues
to move heaven and earth

expr llegir-li a algú la mà
to read somebody's palm

expr posar la mà a sobre
to lay a finger on

expr posar mans a l'obra
to get down to work / (colloq) to get stuck in

macís
n (m) mace

Madagascar
n (m) Madagascar

magistrat
n (m / f) magistrate / judge

major
adj 1. bigger / larger / greater / older
Els majors de 65 anys. - The over 65s.
2. biggest / largest / greatest / oldest
El major experiment de la història. - The biggest experiment in history.
3. main

n (m) major

expr major d'edat
adult / grown-up / of (legal) age

expr al major
wholesale

expr carrer major
(m) high street

expr la major part
most (of) / the majority (of)

majoritàriament
adv mainly / largely / for the most part / predominantly / on the whole

malauradament
adv unfortunately / regrettably

Malawi
n (m) Malawi

malestar
n (m) malaise / unease / uneasiness

malignitat
n (f) malignancy

malla
n 1. (f) mesh
2. (f) (chain) mail
3. malles (fpl) leggings

mampara
n 1. (f) partition (wall) / (room) divider
2. (f) [d'una nau] bulkhead

manar
v conj 1. to order
2. to be in charge of / to rule / to lead

mancança
n (f) lack / shortage

mandat
n 1. (m) mandate
2. (m) [durada d'un mandat] mandate / tenure

manegar
v conj 1. to put a handle on
2. to fix (up) / to adjust
3. to sort out
manegar-se
manegar-seto manage

manera
n (f) way / manner

manifestar
v conj 1. to demonstrate / to show
2. to make (something) known
manifestar-se
1. manifestar-seto become clear
2. manifestar-seto reveal yourself
3. manifestar-seto demonstrate

mantell
n (m) mantle

expr mantell superior
(m) upper mantle

manteniment
n (m) upkeep / maintenance

manual
n (m) manual / primer (Am.)

adj manual

manuscrit
n (m) manuscript

adj hand-written

maori
n 1. (m) Maori
2. (m / f) Maori

adj Maori

màquina
n (f) machine

expr màquina de cosir
(f) sewing machine

expr màquina d'escriure
(f) typewriter

expr màquina de tren
(f) locomotive / (railway) engine

marca
n (f) brand

expr marca d'aigua
(f) watermark

expr marca blanca
(f) own brand (Br.) / store brand (Am.) / home brand (Aus.)

expr marca mínima
(f) qualifying standard

marcador
n 1. (m) [ESPORT] scoreboard
2. (m) marker
Marcador genètic. - Genetic marker.

maresma
n (f) marsh / wetland

maresme
n (m) marsh / wetland

marge
n (m) margin

expr marge d'error
(m) margin of error

marí
adj sea / marine

expr animal marí
(m) sea creature

marinar
v conj to marinate

marxa
n 1. (f) march
2. (f) walking
3. (f) walk
10km marxa. - 10km walk.

massís
n 1. (m) massif
2. (m) clump / solid mass

adj solid

mastòcit
n (m) mast cell

mateix
adj same

matoll
n (m) brush / scrub

Maurici
n (m) Mauritius

màxima
n (f) maxim

maximitzar
v conj [INFORM] to maximize / to maximise (Br.)
Maximitza la finestra seleccionada. - Maximize the selected window.

Mayotte
n Mayotte

meditar
v conj 1. to meditate
2. to contemplate / to reflect on (or upon) / to ponder

mena
n 1. (f) type / kind
2. (f) (mineral) ore

menarquia
n (f) menarche

menor
adj smaller

n (m) minor

expr menor d'edat
(m) minor

mental
adj mental

expr salut mental
(f) mental health

mentalitat
n (f) mentality / mindset

mentre
conj while / as
Mentre jo vivia a Tortosa, la meva germana estudiava a Tarragona. - While I was living in Tortosa, my sister was studying in Tarragona.
Mentre ella obria la porta, sentia les rates escapant-se corrent. - As she was opening the door, she could hear the rats scurrying away.
Mentre es fa fosc, els colors de Montserrat canvien. - As it gets dark, the colors of Montserrat change.
Mentra suturava la incisió, el cirurgià va preguntar: -Algú ha vist el meu rellotge? - While (or as) he was sewing up the incision, the surgeon asked: "Has anybody seen my watch?"

expr mentre que
while

mentrestant
adv in the meantime / (in the) meanwhile

menut
adj 1. small / tiny
2. trivial / unimportant

n 1. (m / f) kid
2. (mpl) [FIN] small change / loose change
3. (mpl) [ALIM] offal / [d'un ocell] giblets

expr a la menuda
retail

expr per menut
in (some) detail

menyspreu
n (m) contempt

mercat
n (m) market

expr mercat negre
(m) black market

expr economia de mercat
market economy

mes
n (m) month

més
adv 1. more
2. most

expr a més a més
furthermore / what is more / in addition / besides

expr a més a més de
in addition to / as well as / besides

expr a més de
in addition to / as well as / besides

expr més o menys
more or less / around / about

mesura
n 1. (f) measure
2. (f) measurement

expr a mesura que
while / as

expr en la mesura que
in so far as / in as far as

mesurar
v conj to measure

meta
n 1. (m) [ESPORT] (finish) line
2. (m) [ESPORT] goal
3. (m) goal / aim

mètode
n 1. (m) method
2. (m) method

meu
adj my

pron mine

mica
n 1. (f) (a) little
2. (f) mica

expr de mica en mica
bit by bit / little by little

microbiologia
n (f) microbiology

migratori
adj migratory / migrant / migration
Moviments migratoris. - Migratory (or migration) movements.
Ocells migratoris. - Migratory (or migrant) birds.

milió
n (m) million

expr mil milions
a billion

militància
n 1. (f) militancy
2. (f) [POLIT] party faithful

mil·lenni
n (m) millennium

millor
adj 1. better
2. best

expr millor amic
(m / f) best friend

millorar
v conj 1. to improve / to better / to boost
2. to improve

misèria
n 1. (f) adversity / misfortune / hardship
2. (f) misery / poverty
3. (f) pittance / trifle / peanuts

misericòrdia
n 1. (f) mercy / compassion
2. (f) misericord / mercy seat

misericordiós
adj merciful / compassionate

missatger
n 1. (m / f) messenger
2. (m / f) herald

mític
adj 1. mythical
2. legendary

mitjà
n (m) medium / means

adj middle / average

expr mitjans de comunicació
(mpl) (The) Media

mitjana
n 1. (f) [MAT] mean
La mitjana de 15, 10 i 2 és 9. - The mean of 15, 10 and 2 is 9.
2. (f) [TRANSP] central reservation (Br.) / median (strip) (Am.)

mobilització
n 1. (f) mobilization / mobilisation (Br.)
2. (f) protest / demonstration

expr mobilització espontània
(f) flash mob

moda
n 1. (f) fashion
2. (f) [MAT] mode

expr de moda
fashionable / in (col·loq)

mode
n (m) mode

model
n 1. (m) model
2. (m / f) model

expr model ocult de Markov
(m) hidden Markov model

modernisme
n (m) modernism

modernista
n (m / f) modernist

adj modernist

mòdul
n (m) module

modulació
n (f) modulation

moldau
n 1. (m / f) Moldovan
2. (m / f) [hist.] Moldavian

adj 1. Moldovan
2. [hist.] Moldavian

Moldàvia
n 1. (f) [República de ~] Moldova
2. (f) [hist.] Moldavia

molèstia
n (f) bother / nuisance / trouble / pain / inconvenience

molí
n (m) mill

expr molí d'aigua
(m) watermill

expr molí de vent
(m) windmill

molt
adv a lot

adj many / much / very

món
n (m) world

expr el món no es va fer en un dia
Rome wasn't built in a day

moneda
n (f) coin

expr moneda de curs legal
(f) legal tender

monitor
n 1. (m / f) instructor
Monitor d'esquí. - Ski instructor.
2. (m / f) [d'unes colònies d'estiu] camp leader
3. (m) [INFORM] monitor

Montserrat
n (f) [Illa de ~] Montserrat

morera
n (f) mulberry tree

mortal
adj mortal

n (m / f) mortal

most
n (m) must

municipi
n (m) borough / county / municipality

muntatge
n 1. (m) assembly
2. (m) [teatre] staging
3. (m) [cine] editing
4. (m) [foto] montage

musical
adj musical

n (m) musical

mussol
n 1. (m) [ZOOL] owl
2. (m) [MED] sty(e)


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