a granel

a granel(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (unpackaged)
a. in bulk
¿Sabías que el arroz a granel sale más barato que el empaquetado?Did you know that the rice in bulk is much cheaper than the one in packages?
b. loose
Tienes que llevar tu propio envase para comprar almendras a granel.You have to take your own recipient to buy almonds loose.
c. by the unit of measure
Voy a comprar vino tinto a granel para preparar sangría para todo el vecindario.I'm going to buy red wine by the pint to prepare sangria for the whole neighborhood.
2. (in large quantities)
a. in abundance
Le dijimos a la abuela que preparara el postre e hizo galletas a granel.We told grandma to prepare dessert and she baked cookies in abundance.
b. loads
Había actividades a granel en el campamento y los niños se lo pasaron genial.There were loads of activities on camp, and the kids enjoyed themselves.
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a granel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a granelloose
vender/comprar vino a granelto sell/buy wine from the barrel
1 (Com)
a granel (en cantidad) in bulk; (sin envasar) loose; vender a granel [+líquidos] to sell by the pint o litre; [+alimentos] to sell loose
Los alimentos se vendían a granel, sin envase
vino a granel wine in bulk o in the barrel; olía a colonia de granel she smelled of cheap perfume
solía peinarse con colonia de la de a granel, que olia fuertemente a violetas
2 (montón) heap
a granel (mucho) in abundance; (a montones) by the ton; (con profusión) lavishly
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