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maravilla / wonder
maravilla   -noun feminine
1. (=prodigio)   wonder
·las maravillas de la tecnología
·the wonders of technology
·¡qué maravilla de tiempo tenemos!
·what wonderful weather we're having!
·el concierto fue una maravilla
·the concert was wonderful,   it was a wonderful concert
·pinta que es una maravilla
·she paints in the most wonderful way
a. [contar] o [hablar] maravillas de somebody, someone/algo =   to rave about somebody/something
b. [hacer] maravillas =   to work wonders
·una dieta que hace maravillas con tu silueta
·a diet that works wonders for your figure
·hace maravillas con la flauta
·she plays the flute like a dream
c. las [siete] maravillas del mundo =   the seven wonders of the world
d. a maravilla
e. a las mil maravillas
f. de maravilla   wonderfully,   wonderfully well,   marvellously
·el horno funciona a las mil maravillas
·the oven works wonderfully (well) o beautifully o marvellously
·representa a maravilla ese tipo de poesía
·he is a wonderful o marvellous exponent of that type of poetry
·siempre nos hemos llevado de maravilla
we've always got on like a house on fire * o wonderfully (well) o marvellously
·--¿cómo te va con el coche nuevo? --¡de maravilla!
"how are you getting on with the new car?" -- "really well!" o "great! *"
·este dinero me viene de maravilla
·this money couldn't have come at a better time
2. (=asombro)   amazement
·para maravilla de todos se puso a cantar
·to the amazement of us all she burst into song
3. (botany)
(=caléndula)   marigold
(=enredadera)   morning glory
(=girasol)   sunflower
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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