cheek(
chik
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (facial anatomy)
a. la mejilla
(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).
Her cheeks were bright red from the cold.Sus mejillas estaban muy rojas del frío.
b. el cachete
(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 chipmunk's cheeks were stuffed with seeds.Los cachetes de la ardilla listada estaban llenos de semillas.
c. el carrillo
(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 little one's cheeks are so gorgeous!¡Qué carrillos tan preciosos tiene el peque!
2. (buttock)
a. la nalga
(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).
There's a nail in this bench that is pricking my cheek.Hay un clavo en esta banca que me está picando la nalga.
b. el cachete
(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).
(Southern Cone)
My cheek hurts because I got a vaccine yesterday.Me duele el cachete porque ayer me dieron una vacuna.
3. (insolence)
a. el descaro
(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).
You have a lot of cheek talking to me like that!¡Qué descaro tienes hablándome de esa manera!
b. la frescura
(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 waiter had the cheek to ask for the tip before we'd finished eating.El mesero tuvo la frescura de pedir la propina antes de que termináramos de comer.
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cheek
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of face)
a. la mejilla
(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).
to dance cheek to cheekbailar muy agarrados
cheek by jowl (with somebody)hombro con hombro (con alguien)
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to turn the other cheekponer la otra mejilla
3. (buttock)
a. la nalga
(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).
4. (colloquial)
a. la cara
(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).
(impudence)
he's got a cheek!¡qué cara tiene! ¡vaya morro!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. ser descarado(a) con (be impudent to)
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cheek [tʃiːk]
noun
1 (Anat) mejilla (f); carrillo (m); (buttock) nalga (f)
they were dancing cheek to cheek bailaban muy apretados
cheek by jowl (with) codo a or con codo (con)
to turn the other cheek poner la otra mejilla
2 (impudence) descaro (m); cara (informal) (f); frescura (f)
what a cheek! of all the cheek! ¡qué cara! (informal); ¡qué caradura! (informal); ¡qué frescura!
to have the cheek to do sth tener la cara de hacer algo
transitive verb
portarse como un fresco con (informal)
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Phrases with "cheek"
Here are the most popular phrases with "cheek." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
butt cheek
nalga
chubby cheek
mejilla regordeta
kiss on the cheek
un beso en la mejilla
beef cheek
carrillera de res
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