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feminine noun
1. belly
  • echar barriga -> to get a paunch
  • rascarse o tocarse la barriga (figurative) -> to twiddle one's thumbs, to laze around

barriga [bar-ree’-gah]
1. Abdomen, belly, stomach. (f)
2. Pregnancy, state of being pregnant. (f)
3. Middle part of a vessel where it swells out into a larger capacity. (f)
4. (f)
  • Estar -> hallarse, con la barriga a la boca, to be near confinement
  • Tener la barriga a la boca -> (Coll.) to be big with child
  • Volverse la albarda a la barriga -> to be frustrated in one's wishes and expectations

1 (Anatomía) belly; (panza) paunch
echar barriga to get middle-age spread; estás echando barriga you're getting a bit of a belly (familiar); con la cerveza echas barriga beer makes you fat; me duele la barriga I have a sore stomach; hacer una barriga a una chica to get a girl in the family way; llenarse la barriga to stuff o.s.; tener barriga (estar encinta) to be in the family way (familiar); (ser gordo) to be fat
rascarse o tocarse la barriga to do damn-all (familiar)
2 (parte abultada) [de jarra] belly; rounded part; [de muro] bulge

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