barba
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barba(
bahr
-
bah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (facial hair)
a. beard
Papá Noel tiene una buena barba blanca.Santa Claus has a big white beard.
b. stubble
Su barba era demasiado corta para afeitarla.His stubble was too short to shave.
2. (anatomy)
a. chin
Tienes algo en la barba.There's something on your chin.
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barba
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. beard
apurarse la barbato shave close
dejarse barbato grow a beard
barbasbeard
un hombre con toda la barbaa real man
por barbaper head
lo hizo en sus (propias) barbashe did it right under her nose
reírse de alguien en sus propias barbasto laugh in somebody's face
barba incipientestubble
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barba
1 (pelo) beard
llevar o tener barba to have a beard; lleva o tiene barba de tres días he's got three days' stubble; he's got three days' growth of beard; tiene la barba cerrada o muy poblada he's got a very thick beard; his beard grows thickly; arreglarse o hacerse o recortarse la barba to trim one's beard; dejarse barba: me estoy dejando barba I'm growing a beard; por barba: dos naranjas por barba two oranges apiece o per head
colgar barbas al santo to give sb his due
hacer algo en las barbas de algn to do sth right under sb's nose
hacerle la barba a algn (México) (adular) to fawn on sb; flatter sb
llevar a algn de la barba to lead sb by the nose
mentir por la barba to lie through one's teeth
tener pocas barbas to be inexperienced
a barba regalada abundantly
subirse a las barbas de algn to be cheeky to sb
tirarse de las barbas to be tearing one's hair (out)
un hombre con toda la barba a real man; a regular guy (familiar); (EEUU)
cuando las barbas de tu vecino veas pelar pon las tuyas a remojar you should learn from other people's mistakes
barba de chivo goatee (beard)
barba honrada distinguished personage
2 (mentón) chin
3 [de ave] wattle; [de mejillón, cabra] beard
barba de ballena whalebone
4 (Botánica) [de raíz] beard
(Teat) (papel) old man's part; (actor) performer of old men's roles; (villano) villain;
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tiene barba
you have a beard
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