gota
feminine noun
1. drop (de líquido); bead (de sudor)
  • no probé una gota de alcohol -> I didn't drink a drop of alcohol
  • caer cuatro gotas -> to spit (with rain)
  • ni gota (de) -> not a drop (of)
  • no se veía ni gota -> you couldn't see a thing
  • no corre ni una gota de brisa -> there isn't a breath of wind
  • no entiendo ni gota de alemán -> I don't understand a word of German
  • ni gota de sentido común -> not an ounce of common sense
  • fue la gota que colma el vaso, fue la última gota -> it was the last straw
  • como dos gotas de agua -> like two peas in a pod
  • sudar la gota gorda (informal) -> to sweat blood, to work very hard
  • gota a gota (medicine) -> intravenous drip
2. (Meteo)
  • gota fría -> = cold front that remains in one place for some time, causing continuous heavy rain
3. gout (enfermedad)

gota [go’-tah]
noun
1. Drop, a globule of moisture which falls at once. (f)
2. A small quantity of any liquor. (f)
3. Gout, a disease. (f)
4. A small portion taken from a smelting of gold or silver for assaying. (f)
5. In clock work, the small steel plate put at the end of the fuse and sometimes of the barrel arbor. (f)
6. A variety of topaz called "water drop. (f)
  • Sudar la gota gorda -> to sweat blood
  • La gota que colma el vaso -> the straw that breaks the camel’s back, the last straw
noun, plural
7. Ornaments of the Doric order. (Architecture)
  • Unas gotas de coñac -> a few drops of brandy
" Gota a gota, drop by drop.

gota
1 (de líquido) drop; (de sudor) drop; bead
unas gotas de coñac a few drops of brandy
unas gotas de tabasco
todo ello mezclado con algunas gotas de humor all mixed with a few touches of humour; se añade el aceite gota a gota add the oil drop by drop; van filtrando la información gota a gota a la prensa they let the news leak out to the press in dribs and drabs; sistema de riego gota a gota trickle irrigation; caer a gotas to drip
la gota que colma el vaso the straw that breaks the camel's back; the last straw
¡ni gota! not a bit!
no bebo ni gota de alcohol I don't drink a drop of alcohol; no corre ni gota de aire there isn't a breath of air; no ver ni gota to see nothing
parecerse como dos gotas de agua to be as like as two peas
sudar la gota gorda to sweat blood
gotas amargas bitters
2 (enfermedad) gout
gota caduca gota oral epilepsy
3 (Meteorología)
gota fría severe weather which brings flooding
4
gota de leche (Chile) child welfare clinic; welfare food centre
5 gotas (medicina) drops
gotas nasales nose drops; nasal drops
gota a gota drip; IV; (EEUU)
le pusieron el gota a gota he was put on a drip

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