blanca
blanca(
blahng
-
kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (music)
a. half note
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
William tocó una blanca seguida de una negra como le indicó el profesor de piano.William played a half note followed by a quarter note, just as the piano teacher instructed.
b. minim (United Kingdom)
Una redonda dura el doble que una blanca.A whole note lasts twice as long as a minim.
2. (games)
a. white piece
Falta una blanca de nuestro ajedrez.There's a white piece missing from our chess set.
b. white
Cuando juego damas con John, siempre juego con las blancas.When I play checkers with John, I always play white.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(drug)
a. coke
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿En cuánto está el gramo de blanca?How much is a gram of coke?
4. (old Spanish coin)
a. blanca
Las blancas y los ducados eran parte de la moneda española.Blancas and ducats were part of Spanish currency.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(economic resource)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. money
Estoy sin blanca, pero por lo menos pagué el alquiler.I'm out of money, but at least I paid the rent.
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blanca
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. minim (United Kingdom)
b. half note
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (en ajedrez, damas)
a. white (piece)
3. (fig)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar o quedarse sin blancato be flat broke
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blanca
1 (Hist) old Spanish copper coin
estar sin blanca
no tener blanca
to be broke (familiar); be skint (familiar)
estoy sin blanca, me dejas veinte duros? se quedaron sin blanca en París esos están sin blanca
2 (Música) minim; half note; (EEUU)
3 (Ajedrez) white piece
las blancas siempre pierden
yo llevo las blancas I'll be white
me gusta jugar con las blancas
4 (Dominó) blank
ahora pongo una blanca
blanca doble double blank
5 (cocaína) coke (muy_familiar); (heroína) smack (muy_familiar)
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