An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (as full as possible; often used with "de" or "por")
a. full
Nuestro viaje estuvo colmado de experiencias inolvidables.Our trip was full of unforgettable experiences.
La banda dio un concierto colmado de sorpresas.The band put on a show full of surprises.
b. full to the brim
Trae un balde colmado de agua.Bring a bucket full to the brim with water.
c. heaped (dish or spoon)
Añade tres cucharaditas colmadas de azúcar al té.Add three heaped teaspoons of sugar to the tea.
d. heaping (dish or spoon)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Primero, pon dos tazas colmadas de harina en un bol.First, put two heaping cups of flour in a bowl.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (establishment)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. grocery store
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ve al colmado y compra leche y cereales.Go to the grocery store and buy milk and cereal.
b. grocer's shop (United Kingdom)
Estas latas de tomates las compré en el colmado.I bought these tomato tins at the grocer's shop.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. full to the brim
está colmado de problemashe is loaded down with problems
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. grocer's (shop)
[+vaso] full to the brim;de with; full;de of; [+río] overflowing;de with; [+plato, cuchara] heaped;de with
una cucharada colmada a heaped tablespoonful; una carrera colmada de incidentes an eventful race
(tienda) grocer's shop; grocery store; (EEUU) (Andalucía) (bodega) retail wine shop; (restaurante) cheap seafood restaurant;
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