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brick(
brihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (building material)
a. el ladrillo
(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).
We're going to build a school here, even if we have to do it brick by brick.Vamos a construir una escuela aquí aunque lo tengamos que hacer ladrillo por ladrillo.
b. el tabique
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
We need more than 500 bricks to finish the job.Necesitamos más de 500 tabiques para terminar el trabajo.
2. (toy)
a. el cubo
(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).
Sammy, don't leave your bricks on the floor.Sammy, no dejes tus cubos en el piso.
3. (block of ice cream) (United Kingdom)
a. la barra
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I got a tub of ice cream instead of a brick. Is that OK?Compré helado en tarrina en vez de barra. ¿Está bien?
b. el bloque
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Can you get a brick of vanilla ice cream when you go to the shop?¿Puedes comprar un bloque de helado de vainilla cuando vayas a la tienda?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(good person) (United Kingdom)
a. el pan de Dios
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mark is a brick! If you need something, he'll always help you.Mark es un pan de Dios. Si necesitas algo, siempre te va a dar una mano.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (made of bricks)
a. de ladrillo
The original brick building was destroyed by the bombs.El edificio original de ladrillo fue destruído por las bombas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to close with a wall of bricks; often used with "in," "out," or "over")
a. tapiar con ladrillos
The house was empty, and the windows had been bricked up.La casa estaba deshabitada, y las ventanas habían sido tapiadas con ladrillos.
b. tabicar
We can't go into the building because they've bricked in the door.No podemos entrar en el edificio porque han tabicado la puerta.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to throw bricks at) (United Kingdom)
a. tirar ladrillos a
The children had bricked the windows, and they were all broken.Los niños habían tirado ladrillos a las ventanas, y estaban todas rotas.
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brick
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for building)
a. el ladrillo
(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. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to drop a brickmeter la pata
brick wallmuro de ladrillo(s)
you're banging your head against a brick wallte estás esforzando para nada
3. (fam old-fashioned) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he's a brickes un gran tipo
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brick [brɪk]
noun
1 (Constr) ladrillo (m); tabique (m); (Méx)
bricks and mortar construcción (f); edificios (m)
to come down on sb like a ton of bricks echar una bronca de miedo a algn (informal)
to drop a brick (Britain) meter la pata (informal); tirarse una plancha (informal); (Esp)
you can't make bricks without straw sin paja ho hay ladrillos
2 (Britain) (toy) cubo (m)
3 [of ice cream] bloque (m)
4 (person)
he's a brick es buen chico; be a brick and lend it to me préstamelo como buen amigo
modifier
de ladrillo(s)
brick kiln (n) horno (m) de ladrillos
brick wall (n) pared (f) de ladrillos
to beat one's head against a brick wall esforzarse en balde
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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