bird
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bird(
buhrd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el pájaro
(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).
Magpies are among the most intelligent of birds.Las urracas son algunos de los pájaros más inteligentes.
b. el ave
(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).
The bird crashed into the sliding doors.El ave se estrelló contra las puertas corredizas.
There were a lot of birds nesting in the cliff.Había muchas aves anidando en el acantilado.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el tipo
(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).
, la tipa
(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).
My brother joined the circus, but he's always been a strange bird.Mi hermano se unió al circo, pero siempre ha sido un tipo raro.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(woman) (United Kingdom)
a. la chica
(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).
There were a lot of very good-looking birds at the bar.Había muchas chicas atractivas en el bar.
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bird
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in general)
a. el pájaro
(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. (as opposed to mammals, reptiles etc)
a. la ave
(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).
bird of paradiseave del paraíso
bird of prey(ave) rapaz f, ave de presa
bird sanctuaryrefugio de aves
bird tablecomedero de pájaros
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. la nena
(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).
(woman)
b. la piba
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
4. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(colloquial)
a little bird told meme lo ha dicho un pajarito
the bird has flownel pájaro ha volado
5. (prov)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushmás vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando
6. (prov)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
birds of a feather flock togetherDios los cría y ellos se juntan
to kill two birds with one stonematar dos pájaros de un tiro
7. (euph)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to tell somebody about the birds and the beesexplicar a alguien de dónde vienen los niños
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bird [bɜːd]
noun
1 (gen small) pájaro (m); (Zool) (Cookery) ave (f)
bird of ill omen pájaro (m) de mal agüero; a little bird told me me lo dijo un pajarito; the bird has flown el pájaro ha volado
The bird had flown: by the time they reached the house, Pamela had vanished without trace
they haven't yet told her about the birds and the bees todavía no le han explicado las cosas de la vida
to kill two birds with one stone matar dos pájaros de un tiro
to be strictly for the birds ser cosa de poca monta or de tontos
...who stated bluntly that the use of aerial photos in books of sailing directions was `strictly for the birds' This, you might say, is strictly for the birds, embellishing history so that we can all recognise it as being `real"
they're birds of a feather son lobos de una camada
birds of a feather flock together Dios los cría y ellos se juntan
a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando
2 (Britain) (Teat)
to get the bird ganarse un abucheo; ser pateado
to give sb the bird abuchear a algn; patear a algn
3 (Britain) (girl) chica (f); pollita (f); niña (f); (LAm) (girlfriend) chica (f); amiguita (f)
4 (fellow) tipo (informal) (m); tío (m) (informal); (Esp)
he's a queer bird es un bicho raro
5 (imprisonment)
to do two years bird pasar dos años a la sombra (very_informal)
modifier
bird bath (n) pila (f) para pájaros
bird brain (n) casquivanoacasquivana (m) (f);a casquivana
bird call (n) reclamo (m)
bird dog (n) (US) perro (m) de caza
bird fancier (n) criadoracriadora (m) (f) de pájaros;a criadora
bird flu (n) gripe (f) aviar
bird nesting (n)
to go bird nesting ir a buscar nidos
bird of paradise (n) ave (f) del paraíso
bird of passage (n) ave (f) de paso
bird of prey (n) ave (f) de rapiña
bird sanctuary (n) reserva (f) de pájaros
bird's nest (n) nido (m) de pájaro
bird table (n) mesita de jardín para poner comida a los pájaros
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BIRD
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BIRD(
beerd
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
a. IBRD
Primordialmente, el BIRD fomenta el desarrollo de los países del Tercer Mundo y tiene su sede en Washington.Fundamentally, the IBRD promotes the development of Third World countries and it's based in Washington.
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BIRD
Banco Internacional para la Reconstrucción y el Desarrollo IBRD
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