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"Bitting" is a form of "bit", a noun which is often translated as "el pedazo". "Biting" is an adjective which is often translated as "mordaz". Learn more about the difference between "biting" and "bitting" below.
biting(
bay
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dihng
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(hurtful)
a. mordaz
The article was a biting rebuke of the majority party's policies.El artículo fue una crítica mordaz a la política del partido mayoritario.
b. cáustico
That comedian is known for his biting sense of humor.Ese comediante es conocido por su sentido del humor cáustico.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(causing discomfort)
a. cortante
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The hiker bundled up to keep out the biting wind.La alpinista se abrigó para protegerse del viento cortante.
b. penetrante
Being Floridians, the Pritchards were quite unaccustomed to the biting Alaskan cold.Como eran de la Florida, los Pritchard no estaban acostumbrados al frío penetrante de Alaska.
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bit(
biht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (piece)
a. el pedazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I've got a bit of land on the coast.Tengo un pedazo de terreno en la costa.
b. el trozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's a bit of cake there if you'd like it.Hay un trozo de pastel allí si lo quieres.
2. (small amount of something; used with "a")
a. un poco
Can I have a bit of your spaghetti, please?¿Me das un poco de tu espagueti, por favor?
3. (part)
a. la parte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This is the bit in the film where the knight saves the princess.Esta es la parte de la película en la que el caballero rescata a la princesa.
4. (little while; used with "a")
a. el rato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm going grocery shopping. I'll be back in a bit.Voy a hacer la compra. Vuelvo en un rato.
b. el momento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We went into a café for a bit to talk.Entramos en un café un momento para hablar.
5. (computing)
a. el bit
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A bit is a tiny measurement of digital space.Un bit es una medida minúscula de espacio digital.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(responsibility)
a. la parte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are a lot of dishes here. I've done my bit; now it's your turn.Aquí hay muchos platos. He cumplido mi parte; ahora te toca a ti.
7. (horseback riding)
a. el freno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll show you how to properly insert the bit into the horse's mouth.Te enseñaré a introducir bien el freno en la boca del caballo.
b. el bocado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bit is attached to the reins, giving you control over the horse's movements.El bocado está atado a las riendas, lo que permite controlar los movimientos del caballo.
8. (tool)
a. la broca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I think I'm going to buy my dad a set of drill bits.Creo que voy a comprarle un juego de brocas para el taladro a mi papá.
b. la barrena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The drill comes with several different types of bits.El taladro viene con varios tipos de barrena.
9. (film, theater, television)
a. el sketch
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I love the bit about Prince and a basketball game.Me encanta el sketch acerca de Prince y un partido de basquetbol.
b. la rutina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This bit is so funny!¡Esa rutina da mucha risa!
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(set of customary actions)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Angela is in France, doing the whole study abroad bit.Angela está en Francia, haciendo lo que se hace cuando estudias en el extranjero.
The housewife bit just isn't for me.Lo de ser ama de casa no es lo mío.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(woman) (United Kingdom)
a. la tipa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I hear Josh has another bit on the side.Me dijeron que Josh ya anda con otra tipa.
b. la tía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Look at her! She's a bit of all right!¡Mira esa de ahí! ¡Está buena, la tía!
12. (currency) (United Kingdom)
a. la moneda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I saw a 10p bit on the ground, so I picked it up.Había una moneda de diez peniques en el suelo, así que la cogí.
13.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(currency)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. moneda de doce centavos y medio
When I was younger, my grandmother used to give me one bit for helping her clean.Cuando era pequeño, mi abuela me daba una moneda de doce centavos y medio por ayudarla a limpiar.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
14. (somewhat; used with "a")
a. un poco
Sam can be a bit thick, but he's a good guy.Sam puede ser un poco torpe, pero es buen tío.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
15. (horseback riding)
a. ponerle el freno a
Bitting a horse is probably the most difficult part of taming it.Ponerle el freno al caballo es probablemente la parte más difícil de su doma.
b. ponerle el bocado a
When the cowboy bitted the horse, it reared up.Cuando el vaquero le puso el brocado al caballo, este se encabritó.
16. (to restrain)
a. contener
Unable to bit his anger, he pounced on the other man and started punching him.No pudiendo contener su ira, se abalanzó sobre el otro hombre y empezó a darle puñetazos.
b. reprimir
The bad temper the boy displayed in the first years of his life was bitted by his strict upbringing.El mal carácter del que el niño hizo gala en los primeros años de su vida fue reprimido por una educación severa.
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