This word is often used in the plural in sense 1).
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (women's underwear)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. panties
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hola, ¿me diría dónde puedo encontrar unas bragas? - Sí, señora, allí mismo, en el departamento de ropa interior.Hey, could you tell me where I could find some panties? - Yes, ma'am, right there, in the underwear department.
Las bragas y los sostenes están en oferta.Panties and bras are on sale.
b. knickers (United Kingdom)
Las bragas y las medias están en el mismo cajón.The knickers and the stockings are in the same drawer.
Tenemos tangas y bragas sexy para todas las ocasiones.We have sexy thongs and knickers for every occasion.
2. (neck protector)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. neck warmer
Me puse gorrito, braga y guantes porque hacía muchísimo frío.I was wearing a beanie, a neck warmer, and gloves because it was very cold.
b. tube scarf
Esta braga de lana te mantendrá caliente.This wool tube scarf will keep you warm.
3. (rope for hoisting)
a. sling
La braga se cortó y el tonel de vino se estrelló contra el suelo.The sling broke and the wine cask smashed against the ground.
b. tow strap
Al usar una braga, se debe tener cuidado de sujetarla con firmeza al vehículo que se remolcará.When using a tow strap, be careful to attach it safely to the vehicle being towed.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de mujer)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. knickers (United Kingdom)
b. panties
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
unas bragasa pair of knickers, panties
2. (colloquial)
estar hecho una bragato be whacked
3. (colloquial)
coger o pillar a alguien en bragasto catch somebody unprepared
¿la capital de Chad? ¡me pillas en bragas!the capital of Chad? you've got me there!
1 bragas [de mujer] knickers; panties
dejar a algn en bragas to leave sb empty-handed
estar en bragas to be broke (familiar); be skint (familiar)
estar hecho una braga to be knackered (familiar)
pillar a algn en bragas to catch sb with his pants down (familiar)
2 [de niño] nappy; diaper; (EEUU)
3 (Náutica) (Técnica) sling; rope for hoisting; (for hoisting)
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