butterfly

butterfly(
buh
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duhr
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flay
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (animal)
a. la mariposa
(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).
(F)
Flower nectar is a butterfly's main source of food.El néctar de las flores es la fuente principal de alimento para las mariposas.
2. (swimming style)
a. la mariposa
(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).
(F)
He won the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly.Ganó la medalla de oro en la mariposa de 200 metros.
3. (nervousness)
a. el cosquilleo
(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).
(M)
Every time I saw him I got butterflies in my stomach.Cada vez que lo veía sentía un cosquilleo en el estómago.
4. (frivolous person)
a. el veleta
(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).
(M)
, la veleta
(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).
(F)
I like going out but I am not what you might call a social butterfly.Me gusta salir, pero no soy lo que se dice una veleta social.
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butterfly
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la mariposa
(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).
(F)
2. (fig)
a.
I had butterflies (in my stomach)me temblaban las rodillas
butterfly (stroke)(estilo m) mariposa f
to do or swim (the) butterflynadar a mariposa
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butterfly [ˈbʌtəflaɪ]
noun
1 (Zool) mariposa (f)
I've got butterflies (in my stomach) tengo los nervios en el estómago; estoy nerviosísimo
to break a butterfly on a wheel The Huglets have had their ideology combed over, examined, misinterpreted and rewritten. Talk about breaking a butterfly on a wheel
2 (Swimming) mariposa (f)
modifier
butterfly effect (n) efecto (m) mariposa
como el # efecto mariposa", que explica como un aleteo de mariposa en Cochabamba puede provocar una tempestad en La Habana
butterfly knot (n) nudo (m) de lazo
butterfly mind (n) mentalidad (f) frívola
butterfly net (n) manga (f) de mariposas
butterfly nut (n) tuerca (f) de mariposa
butterfly stroke (n) braza (f) de mariposa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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