costilla
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costilla(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. rib
Creo que tengo una fisura en la costilla.I think I have cracked a rib.
2. (culinary)
a. chop (thick cut of meat)
¿Quieres costillas de cerdo o de cordero?Would you like pork chops or lamb ones?
b. cutlet (thick cut of meat)
María me preparó una costilla de ternera.María cooked me a veal cutlet.
c. spare rib (bone with little meat)
Compré costillas para hacerlas a la parrilla.I've bought spare ribs, which I'll grill.
3. (nautical)
a. rib
Se conserva en buen estado la arquitectura de la nave, incluidas las costillas.The architecture of the ship, including the ribs, is in good condition.
4. (supporting piece)
a. rib
Se rompió la costilla de la cometa.The rib of the kite has broken.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(female spouse)
a. other half
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Has traído a tu costilla contigo?Did you bring your other half with you?
b. better half
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tendré que preguntárselo a mi costilla.I'll have to ask my better half.
c. wife
Mi costilla no se encontraba bien y se ha quedado en casa.My wife didn't feel well so she has stayed at home.
costillas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(rear part of body)
a. back
Mauricio cayó mal y se hizo daño en las costillas.Mauricio had a bad fall and injured his back.
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costilla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anat & náut)
a. rib
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
costillasback
3. (culinary)
a. cutlet
costillas de cerdopork chops
4. (colloquial)
a. better half
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costilla
1 (Anatomía) rib
2 (Culin) sparerib
costilla de cerdo pork chop; pork cutlet
3
todo carga sobre mis costillas everything falls on my shoulders
medir las costillas a algn to beat sb
4 (mujer) wife; better half (familiar)
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