bud
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bud(
buhd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el capullo
(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).
(of flower)
Clipping a rose hedge regularly will prevent buds from developing.Podar un seto de rosas con regularidad impedirá que se desarrollen los capullos.
The bud opened to reveal perfect, pink petals.El capullo abrió, dejando ver unos pétalos rosas perfectos.
b. el brote
(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).
The cherry trees were just coming into bud.Los cerezos recién estaban empezando a echar brotes.
c. la yema
(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).
The buds on the horse chestnut tree had burst into leaf.Las yemas del castaño de Indias habían echado hojas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(form of address)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el amigo
(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)
Whoa there, bud. Where do you think you're going?Oiga, amigo, ¿adónde cree que va?
b. el hermano
(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)
Come on, bud. I know you can do this.Vamos, hermano, yo sé que puedes hacerlo.
c. el compadre
(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)
Can you help me with this? - Sure, bud. I'll be right with you.¿Me puedes ayudar con esto? - Claro, compadre, ya voy.
d. el macho
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Listen, bud. Let me give you a piece of advice.Oye, macho, deja que te dé un consejo.
e. el colega
(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 very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Hey, bud. What are you doing tonight?Hola, colega. ¿Qué haces esta noche?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(close acquaintance)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el amigo
(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).
, la amiga
(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).
Tom and I have been buds since elementary school.Tom y yo hemos sido amigos desde la primaria.
b. el cuate
(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).
, la cuata
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Do you know Sam? - Of course! He's a bud of mine from work.¿Conoces a Sam? - ¡Claro! Es un cuate del trabajo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to produce buds)
a. brotar
These vines bud early, making them vulnerable to spring frosts.Estas vides brotan temprano, lo que las expone al peligro de las heladas primaverales.
b. echar brotes
The trees were budding and newborn lambs were frolicking in the fields.Los árboles echaban brotes y los corderitos recién nacidos brincaban en los prados.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to graft)
a. injertar
I budded a bush variety onto a stem of the stock rose plant.Injerté una variedad arbustiva en un tallo de rosa estándar.
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bud
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of leaf, branch)
a. el brote
(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. (of flower)
a. el capullo
(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).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. brotar, salir
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bud [bʌd]
noun
[of flower] capullo (m); (on tree, plant) brote (m); yema (f)
in bud [+tree] en brote
intransitive verb
[+flower, tree] brotar; echar brotes
transitive verb
(Hort) injertar de escudete
bud [bʌd]
noun
(US)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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