palmo

palmo
masculine noun
1. (general) 
a. span 
Juan crece rápido. El año pasado era casi un palmo más bajo.Juan grows quickly. Last year he was almost a span shorter.
b. handspan 
Cuando limpies el acuario, tienes que dejar un palmo de agua para los peces.When you clean out the aquarium, you need to leave a handspan of water in for the fish.
c. several inches (approximately) 
Marina ya es un palmo más alta que su madre.Marina is several inches taller than her mother already.
palmo
Noun
1. (general) 
a. handspan 
palmo a palmobit by bit, inch by inch
2. (colloquial) 
a. no direct translation 
dejar a alguien con un palmo de naricesto bring somebody down to earth with a bump
palmo
1 (medida) span; few inches
plural
; (p)
small amount
palmo a palmo inch by inch
avanzar palmo a palmo to inch forward
conocer el terreno palmo a palmo o a palmos to know every inch of the ground
tener medido el terreno a palmos to know every inch of the ground
con un palmo de lengua fuera with his tongue hanging out
crecer a palmos to shoot up
dejar a algn con un palmo de narices to disappoint sb; let sb down
no hay un palmo de A a B there's hardly any distance o difference between A and B
no levantaba un palmo del suelo cuando ... he was knee-high to a grasshopper when ...
2 (Centroamérica) (coño) cunt (vulgar)
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