bun
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bun(
buhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. el bollo
(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).
They make delicious currant buns in that bakery.En esa panadería hacen unos bollos con pasas buenísimos.
b. el panecillo
(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).
(bread roll)
For lunch we only had some buns with ham and cheese.Para comer solo tomamos unos panecillos con jamón y queso.
c. el bolillo
(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).
(bread roll)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
It smells like freshly baked buns.Huele a bolillos recién horneados.
2. (hairstyle)
a. el moño
(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).
Maria was wearing her hair in a bun. It really suited her.María traía el pelo recogido en un moño. Le quedaba muy bien.
b. el rodete
(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).
(River Plate)
The hairstylist made me a bun for my graduation.La estilista me hizo un rodete para mi graduación.
c. el chongo
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I like wearing a bun when it's very hot in the summer.En verano, cuando hace mucho calor, me gusta llevar chongo.
buns
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(buttocks)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el trasero
(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)
My buns don't look good in these pants.No me gusta el trasero que me hacen estos pantalones.
b. las nalgas
(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)
He fell and hit his buns.Se cayó de nalgas.
c. el pandero
(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)
My buns hurt from sitting down all day.Me duele el pandero de estar sentado todo el día.
d. las posaderas
(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)
This exercise is good for tightening the buns.Este ejercicio es bueno para endurecer las posaderas.
e. el traste
(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)
(Southern Cone)
The baby has a rash on his buns.El bebé tiene una irritación en el traste.
f. poto
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
These pants look big in your buns.Estos pantalones se te ven grandes del poto.
g. las pompas
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
The fall left a bruise on her buns.La caída le dejó un moretón en las pompas.
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bun
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (food)
a. el bollo
(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. (hair)
a. el moño
(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).
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bun [bʌn]
noun
1 (Cookery) bollo (m); magdalena (f); (Britain) (cake) pastel (m)
to have a bun in the oven estar en estado
2 (hairstyle) moño (m)
to wear one's hair in a bun recogerse el pelo en un moño
3 buns especially (US) (buttocks) trasero (informal) (m)
...turning to cop a second glance at his buns If you want something bad enough, sometimes you have to sweat your buns off to get it
modifier
bun fight (n) merienda servida para mucha gente
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "bun"
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hamburger bun
el pan de hamburguesa
hot dog bun
el pan de perro caliente
honey bun
el bollo de miel
hot cross bun
el panecillo de Pascua
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