birch

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birch(
buhrch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (tree)
a. el abedul
(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)
The birch in the yard was completely doubled over from the weight of the ice on its branches.El abedul en el jardín estaba completamente doblado debido al peso del hielo en sus ramas.
2. (material)
a. el abedul
(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)
These drums sound fantastic! - They're made of birch.¡Estos tambores suenan estupendo! - Están hechos de abedul.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(stick for punishment)
a. la vara
(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)
I've had enough of your impertinence! One more word out of you and you'll get the birch!¡Estoy hasta las narices con tus impertinencias! ¡Una palabra más y te daré con la vara!
b. la férula
(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)
Fear of the birch ensured unquestioning compliance from the students.El temor a la férula aseguraba la obediencia sin preguntas de los alumnos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to punish)
a. azotar
The schoolmaster birched the student in front of the entire class.El maestro azotó al alumno delante toda la clase.
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birch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el abedul
(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)
to give somebody the birchazotar a alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (beat)
a. azotar
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birch [bɜːtʃ]
noun
(tree, wood) abedul (m); (for whipping) vara (f);
transitive verb
(punish) castigar con la vara
modifier
birch tree (n) abedul (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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