belly

belly(
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li
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (human abdomen)
a. el vientre
(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).
(M)
She had a scar from surgery on her belly.Le quedó una cicatriz de la cirugía en su vientre.
b. la barriga
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My belly hurts after having eaten so much.Me duele la barriga después de haber comido tanto.
c. la panza
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Henry got into a fight at school and punched someone in the belly.Henry se metió en una pelea en la escuela y golpeó a alguien en la panza.
d. el barrigón
(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).
(M)
(big)
Nick has developed a belly from his daily diet of pizza and beer.A Nick le ha salido barrigón por su dieta diaria de pizza y cerveza.
e. la guata
(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).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
My belly feels swollen lately.Siento la guata hinchada últimamente.
2. (animal abdomen)
a. el vientre
(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).
(M)
I took the dog to the veterinarian because it had a rash on its belly.Llevé el perro al veterinario porque tenía una erupción en el vientre.
b. la panza
(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).
(F)
The lamb's belly was unusually large.La panza del cordero era inusualmente grande.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to swell; often used with "out")
a. hinchar
The strong wind bellied out the sail, and the small boat started sailing at high speed.El fuerte viento hinchó la vela, y el pequeño barco empezó a navegar a gran velocidad.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to swell; often used with "out")
a. hincharse
Jane's dress bellied out when she went over the subway vent.El vestido de Jane se hinchó cuando ella pasó por encima de la rejilla de ventilación del metro.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to move close; used with "up")
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. acercarse
The sheriff came into the saloon, bellied up to the bar, and ordered a whiskey.El sheriff entró en el bar, se acercó a la barra y pidió un whisky.
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belly
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la vientre m, barriga
(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).
(F)
b. la guata
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
to have a full/an empty bellytener la barriga llena/vacía
belly dancedanza del vientre
belly laughsonora carcajada f
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belly [ˈbelɪ]
noun
1 (abdomen) barriga (informal) (f); guata (f) (informal); (Chile)
belly of pork
2 [of vessel] barriga (f)
intransitive verb
(also belly out) [+sail] hincharse;
modifier
belly button (n) ombligo (m)
belly dance (n) danza (f) del vientre
belly dancer (n) danzarina (f) del vientre
belly flop (n) panzazo (informal) (m)
to do a belly flop dar(se) un panzazo (informal)
belly landing (n) (Aer) aterrizaje (m) de panza
to make a belly landing aterrizar de panza
belly laugh (n) carcajada (f) (grosera)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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