1. (colloquial) (rear part of body)
Mauricio cayó mal y se hizo daño en las costillas.Mauricio had a bad fall and injured his back.
Creo que tengo una fisura en la costilla.I think I have cracked a rib.
a. chop (thick cut of meat)
¿Quieres costillas de cerdo o de cordero?Would you like pork chops or lamb ones?
b. cutlet (thick cut of meat)
María me preparó una costilla de ternera.María cooked me a veal cutlet.
c. spare rib (bone with little meat)
Compré costillas para hacerlas a la parrilla.I've bought spare ribs, which I'll grill.
Se conserva en buen estado la arquitectura de la nave, incluidas las costillas.The architecture of the ship, including the ribs, is in good condition.
5. (supporting piece)
Se rompió la costilla de la cometa.The rib of the kite has broken.
6. (colloquial) (female spouse)
a. other half (colloquial)
¿Has traído a tu costilla contigo?Did you bring your other half with you?
b. better half (colloquial)
Tendré que preguntárselo a mi costilla.I'll have to ask my better half.
Mi costilla no se encontraba bien y se ha quedado en casa.My wife didn't feel well so she has stayed at home.
1. (anat & náut)
costillas de cerdopork chops
a. better half
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