bollo

bollo(
boh
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yoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (culinary)
a. bun (sweet)
La casa huele tan bien porque estoy horneando bollos de canela.I'm baking cinnamon buns; that's why the house smells so nice.
b. roll
Nos sirvieron unos bollos deliciosos con la comida.We were served some delicious rolls with the meal.
c. bread roll
Los bollos los compré en la panadería de la esquina.I bought the bread rolls at the bakery on the corner.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(indentation)
a. dent
Un auto se estrelló contra el mío y me hizo un bollo en la puerta.Another car hit mine and left a dent in the door.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(swelling)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bump
Me di un golpe en la cabeza y me ha salido un bollo.I hit my head and now I have a bump.
b. lump
¿Cómo te hiciste ese bollo en la frente?How did you get that lump on your forehead?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(chaos)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. ruckus
Los semáforos dejaron de funcionar y se armó un bollo de cuidado.The traffic lights stopped working and there was a big ruckus.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(confusion)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. muddle
Me hice un bollo y no conseguía encontrar la salida.I got in a muddle and couldn't find my way out.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Qué bollo tengo con estos archivos!I'm so confused with all these files!
Nos hicimos un bollo con tantas instrucciones.We got mixed up with all those instructions.
6.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(female genitalia)
a. cunt
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡No digas "bollo" en frente de los niños!Don't say "cunt" in front of the children!
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bollo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (para comer; de pan)
a. (bread) roll
2. (dulce)
a. bun
3. (abolladura)
a. dent
4. (abultamiento)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bump
5. (colloquial)
a. dish, gorgeous guy/woman
ser un bolloto be a bit of all right
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bollo
1 (Culin) [de pan] bread roll; (dulce) scone; bun
perdonar el bollo por el coscorrón to realize that it's more trouble than it's worth
no pela bollo (Caribe) he never gets it wrong
2 (en el coche) dent
tengo el coche lleno de bollos my car is full of dents
3 (Med) bump; lump
4 (Cos) puff
5 (confusión) confusion; mix-up
armar un bollo to make a fuss
meter a algn en un bollo to get sb into trouble
6 bollos (And) (problemas) troubles
7 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) cunt (vulgar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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