Quick answer
"Lick" is a noun which is often translated as "la lamida", and "ripe" is an adjective which is often translated as "maduro". Learn more about the difference between "lick" and "ripe" below.
lick(
lihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of licking)
a. la lamida
(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).
That was a good lick you gave the ice cream!¡Vaya lamida le diste al helado!
b. el lametazo
(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).
That dog gave you a good lick.Ese perro te dio un buen lametazo.
c. la lengüetada
(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).
Do you want to have a lick of my lollipop?¿Quieres una lengüetada de mi paleta?
2. (coat)
a. la mano
(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).
With a lick of paint, this place will look like new.Con una mano de pintura, este lugar se verá como nuevo.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(quick pace)
a. a toda mecha
Chris ran a half a mile at a good lick.Chris corrió una media milla a toda mecha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to pass the tongue over)
a. lamer
When it's really hot, my dog licks an ice cube I place next to his bowl.Cuando hace mucho calor, mi perro lame el cubito de hielo que le dejo al lado de su comedero.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to defeat)
a. dar una paliza a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The Lakers licked the Chicago Bulls yesterday.Los Lakers le dieron una paliza a los Chicago Bulls ayer.
b. barrer con
Hernan licked Arnold in a tennis match.Hernán barrió con Arnold en un partido de tenis.
licks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (blows)
a. los golpes
(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).
John got knocked out, but he did get some good licks in before going down.John fue noqueado, pero asestó unos buenos golpes antes de caerse.
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ripe(
rayp
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (culinary)
a. maduro
If the bananas aren't ripe yet, put them in a paper bag.Si los plátanos todavía no están maduros, mételos en una bolsa de papel.
These avocados aren't ripe. We can't use them for guacamole.Estos aguacates no están maduros. No los podemos usar para hacer guacamole.
2. (ready)
a. listo
The troops are ripe for deployment to the battlefield.Las tropas están listas para ser desplegadas en el campo de batalla.
3. (convenient)
a. oportuno
The time is ripe to make the changes the company needs.Es el momento oportuno para hacer las modificaciones que la empresa necesita.
4. (pungent)
a. fuerte
The ripe smell of that cheese is going to make me vomit.El fuerte olor de ese queso me va a hacer vomitar.
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