diet
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diet(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (customary food)
a. la dieta
(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 diet in this region is primarily corn based.La dieta de esta región está basada principalmente en el maíz.
b. la alimentación
(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 dogs have a fairly healthy diet.Mis perros tienen una alimentación relativamente sana.
2. (dietary regimen)
a. la dieta
(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 doctor has told Frank he needs to exercise and go on a diet.El médico le ha recomendado a Frank hacer ejercicio y ponerse a dieta.
b. el régimen
(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).
Anna dropped 20 kilos on the Hollywood diet.Anna bajó 20 kilos en el régimen Hollywood.
3. (legislature)
a. la dieta
(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).
Japan's legislature is known as the National Diet.La legislatura del Japón se conoce como la Dieta Nacional.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(steady stream)
a. la dieta
(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 phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
With your diet of horror movies, I'm not surprised to hear you have nightmares.Con tu dieta de películas de terror, no me sorprende escuchar que tienes pesadillas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (low-calorie)
a. light
Can you give me a diet soda, please?¿Me da un refresco light, por favor?
b. dietético
I'm sick of eating diet food.Estoy harto de comer comida dietética.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to follow a diet)
a. hacer dieta
I'll diet when the vacation is over.Haré dieta cuando se hayan acabado las vacaciones.
b. hacer régimen
Are you going to diet to get ready for summer?¿Vas a hacer régimen para prepararte para el verano?
c. ponerse a dieta
We are all dieting at work.Nos pusimos todos a dieta en el trabajo.
d. ponerse a régimen
Erica lost 10 pounds when she dieted.Erica perdió 10 libras cuando se puso a régimen.
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diet
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (habitual food)
a. la dieta
(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).
2. (restricted food)
a. el dieta f, régimen
(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).
to be/go on a dietestar/ponerse a dieta or régimen
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. hacer dieta or régimen
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (low-calorie)
a. light, bajo(a) en calorías
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diet [ˈdaɪət]
noun
1 (customary food) dieta (f); alimentación (f)
the parrot lives on a diet of sunflower seed and fruit he seems to exist on a diet of crisps and chocolate these children are brought up on a diet of videos and computer games
2 (slimming diet) régimen (m); dieta (f)
to be/go on a diet estar/ponerse a régimen or dieta; to put sb on a diet poner a algn a régimen or dieta
intransitive verb
estar a régimen
modifier
[+soft drink] light
diet [ˈdaɪət]
noun
(Pol) dieta (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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