bean
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bean(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el frijol
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Feijoada is a Brazilian dish consisting of beans, pork, and beef.La feijoada es un plato brasileño que consiste en frijoles, puerco y carne.
My favorite meal is rice and beans.Mi comida preferida es arroz con frijoles.
b. la judía
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I don't like canned beans.No me gustan las judías enlatadas.
c. la alubia
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Do you want beans in the soup?¿Quieres alubias en la sopa?
d. la habichuela
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We ate beans a lot when I was in San Juan.A menudo comimos habichuelas cuando estuve en San Juan.
e. el poroto
(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).
(Southern Cone)
I made a salad with beans and tomatoes.Preparé una ensalada de porotos y tomates.
f. la caraota
(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).
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
You're not going to eat your beans?¿No te vas a comer las caraotas?
2. (coffee or cocoa seed)
a. el grano
(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).
These beans come from an organic farm in Costa Rica.Estos granos vienen de una granja orgánica en Costa Rica.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(head)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el coco
(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).
(colloquial)
I know you can figure it out if you just use your bean.Sé que lo puedes solucionar si usas el coco.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to hit)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. pegar
Mom, Raul just beaned me with an eraser.Mamá, Raúl me acaba de pegar con una goma.
b. dar un porrazo (colloquial)
Did you just bean your little brother?¿Acabas de darle un porrazo a tu hermanito?
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bean
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (vegetable)
a. la alubia
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. la judía
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. el frijol
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
d. el poroto
(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).
2. (of coffee)
a. el grano
(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).
bean curdtofu m
3. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(colloquial)
to be full of beansestar lleno(a) de vitalidad
it isn't worth a beanno vale un pimiento
he hasn't a beanno tiene (ni) un duro
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bean [biːn]
noun
1 (gen) frijol (m); alubia (f); (Esp) (kidney) frijol (m); judía (f); (Esp) poroto (m); (S. Cone) (broad, haricot) haba (f); (green) habichuela (f); judía (f) verde; (Esp) ejote (m); (Méx) poroto (m) verde; (S. Cone) (coffee) grano (m)
not a bean! ¡nada en absoluto!; I haven't a bean (Britain) estoy pelado (informal); no tengo un duro (informal); (Esp) no tengo un peso (informal); (LAm) I didn't make a bean on the deal no saqué ni un céntimo del negocio
to be full of beans (Britain) estar lleno de vida
to know how many beans make five (Britain) saber cuántas son dos y dos
Children should be taught the basics, so that when they leave school they can talk nicely, spell properly and know how many beans make five not to know beans about sth
he doesn't know beans about it (US) no sabe ni papa de eso (informal); no tiene ni zorra idea (informal); (Esp)
not to amount to a hill or row of beans no valer nada
In this world the problems of people like us don't amount to a hill of beans
2 (as form of address)
hello, old bean! (Britain) ¡hola, macho! (informal); (Esp) ¡hola, viejo! (informal); (LAm)
3 (US) (head, brain) coco (informal) (m)
modifier
bean counter (n) contable o gerente obsesionado por los números
He believes the reason for their failure is that "we have bean counters running our companies"
bean curd (n) tofu (m)
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