1. (animal) 
a. el atún (M) 
We saw a school of tuna from the deck of the boat.Vimos una escuela de atún desde la cubierta del barco.
2. (culinary) 
a. el atún (M) 
This sandwich has tuna; I asked for ham.Este sándwich tiene atún; había pedido jamón.
1. (general) 
a. el atún (M) 
tuna [ˈtjuːnə]
tuna tunas (also tuna fish) atún (m)
feminine noun
1. (music) 
Los miembros de la tuna tocaban la guitarra mientras cantaban una copla.The members of the student music group played the guitar as they sang a popular song.
2. (fruit) 
Ten cuidado con la parte exterior de una tuna y utiliza unas pinzas para agarrarla.Be careful with the outside part of a prickly pear and use a pair of tongs to grab the fruit.
3. (botany) 
Tras plantar una tuna solo tienes que regarla cada dos o tres semanas.After planting a prickly pear you only have to water it every two or three weeks.
1. (agrupación) 
a. group of student minstrels 
2. (planta) (Latin America) 
a. prickly pear 
(Botánica) prickly pear
1 (España) (Música)
tuna estudiantina student music group
2 (vida picaresca) rogue's life; vagabond life; merry life
correr la tuna to have a good time; live it up (familiar)
3 (Centroamérica) (embriaguez) drunkenness
Tunas, also known as estudiantinas, are groups of students dressed in 17th century costumes who play guitars, lutes and tambourines and who used to go serenading through the streets. More recently, they have been known for making impromptu appearances at weddings and parties singing traditional Spanish songs, often of a bawdy nature, in exchange for drinks or some money.
Phrases with "tuna"
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tuna fish
el atún
tuna salad
la ensalada de atún
tuna sandwich
el sándwich de atún
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