crumb
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 5).
crumb(
kruhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la miga
(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).
Would you sweep the crumbs that are on the floor?¿Podrías barrer las migas que están en el suelo?
b. la migaja
(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 car's full of crumbs because the kids are always eating there.El coche está lleno de migajas porque los niños siempre comen ahí.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(small amount)
a. la migaja
(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 bigwigs make all the money, and we're left with the crumbs.Los peces gordos ganan todo el dinero, y nosotros nos quedamos con las migajas.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(contemptible person)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el mequetrefe
(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).
, la mequetrefa
(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)
The governor is a crumb who should be in jail.El gobernador es un mequetrefe que debería estar en la cárcel.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(used to express frustration)
a. recórcholis
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Oh crumb! I locked my keys in the car.¡Recórcholis! Dejé las llaves adentro del carro.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(used to express surprise) (United Kingdom)
a. recórcholis
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Crumbs! I didn't hear the alarm clock!¡Recórcholis! ¡No oí el despertador!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (culinary)
a. empanar
Would you rather the fish fillets crumbed or battered?¿Prefieres los filetes de pescado empanados o rebozados en huevo y harina?
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crumb
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of bread)
a. la miga
(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).
my only crumb of comfort is…lo único que me consuela es…
2. (fig)
a.
he was left with the crumbsno le dejaron más que las migajas
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crumb [krʌm]
noun
1 [of bread, cake etc] miga (f)
to live off or on the crumbs from sb's table vivir de las migajas de algn
we're not prepared to live off the crumbs from their table I'm not so noble I can live forever on the crumbs from your table
2 (small piece) migaja (f)
a crumb of comfort algo de consuelo; crumbs of knowledge/information fragmentos (m) de conocimiento/información
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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