borra

borra(
boh
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rrah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (padding)
a. flock
El colchón está relleno de borra y plumas.The mattress is stuffed with flock and feathers.
b. stuffing
El cojín y las almohadas tienen la misma borra adentro.The cushion and the pillows have the same stuffing.
2. (animal)
a. yearling ewe
El pastor notó que en el rebaño faltaban una borra y una oveja.The shepherd noticed there were a yearling ewe and a sheep missing from the flock.
3. (dust)
a. fluff
No te olvides de pasar la aspiradora por debajo de la cama para quitar la borra.Don't forget to vacuum the fluff under the bed.
4. (botany)
a. down
El kiwi es la única fruta con borra que me gusta.Kiwis are the only fruit with down that I like.
5. (residue)
a. sediment
Comenzó a formarse borra en el fondo del barril.Sediment began forming in the bottom of the barrel.
b. lees
Durante el proceso de fermentación, tienes que revolver la borra.During the fermentation process, you need to stir the lees.
c. coffee grounds (of coffee)
No sabía que se puede usar la borla como fertilizante.I didn't know you can use coffee grounds as fertilizer.
6. (unsubstantial chatter)
a. empty talk
No aprendí nada. El discurso de Juliana era pura borra.I didn't learn anything. Juliana's speech was full of empty talk.
b. waffle
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Deja de lado la borra y expresa tus ideas en oraciones simples y breves.Leave out the waffle and express your ideas in simple, short sentences.
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borra
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (lana basta)
a. flock
borra
1 (relleno) (para colchones) flock; (para cojines) stuffing
2 (pelusa) [de polvo] fluff; (Botánica) down
borra de algodón cotton waste
borra de seda floss silk
3 (Zoología) yearling ewe
4 (sedimento) sediment; lees
5 (charla insustancial) empty talk; (tonterías) trash; rubbish
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