feminine noun
1. (set of cards) 
a. deck (United States) 
En la baraja faltaba una carta y no pudimos jugar.There was a card missing from the deck, so we couldn't play.
b. deck of cards (United States) 
Aún conservo la baraja con la que jugaba mi abuelo.I still keep the deck of cards my grandfather played with.
c. pack 
La baraja estaba amañada y tenía cartas repetidas.The pack was rigged and had duplicate cards.
En la baraja encontramos cinco ases.In the pack of cards we found five aces.
2. (playing card) (Latin America) 
a. card 
A María le tocó la mejor baraja y por eso ganó la partida.Maria got the best card and that's why she won the game.
3. (game) (Latin America) 
a. cards (plural) 
¿Quieren jugar baraja?Do you guys want to play cards?
plural noun
4. (struggle) 
a. fight 
Se produjo una baraja entre dos hombres en plena calle.A fight between two men broke out in the middle of the street.
1. (general) 
a. pack o (United Kingdom) 
b. deck (of cards) (United States) 
2. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
jugar con dos barajasto play a double game
1 (juego de cartas) pack of cards; (México) cards
jugar baraja (Latinoamérica) to play cards
jugar a o con dos barajas to play a double game; double deal
romper la baraja to break off the engagement; end the conflict
2 barajas (pelea) fight
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set-to (familiar)
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The Spanish deck of cards differs from its British and American counterpart, known in Spain as the baraja francesa. The four Spanish suits, oros, copas, espadas and bastos ("golden coins", "goblets", "swords" and "clubs") each contain nine numbered cards, although for certain games only seven are used, and three picture cards: sota, caballo and rey (jack, queen, king).
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