masculine noun
1. (anatomy) 
a. kidney 
A mi abuelo lo operaron del riñón la semana pasada.My grandfather had kidney surgery last week.
2. (center) 
a. heart 
Tras una reunión de dos horas, llegamos por fin al riñón del asunto.After a two-hour meeting, we finally came to the heart of the matter.
3. (culinary) 
a. kidney 
Para mí, los riñones al vino blanco.I'll have the kidneys in white wine.
plural noun
4. (anatomy) 
Me duelen los riñones de estar tanto tiempo de pie.My lower back is aching from being on my feet so long.
1. (general) 
a. kidney 
2. (fig) 
costar/valer un riñónto cost/be worth a fortune
3. (fam fig) 
tener el riñón bien cubiertoto be well-heeled
riñoneslower back
riñón artificialkidney machine
1 (Anatomía) (órgano) kidney
me duelen los riñones my lower back hurts
me costó un riñón it cost me a fortune; it cost the earth
tener el riñón bien cubierto to be well off
tener riñones to have guts; be tough
riñón artificial artificial kidney
2 (centro) heart; core
en el riñón de Castilla in the very heart of Castile
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