digs
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digs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(home)
a. la casa
(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).
He didn't want to show me his digs because they were a mess.No me quiso enseñarme su casa porque era una leonera.
b. la queli
(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 very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I had digs quite close to the college.Mi queli estaba cerca de la universidad.
dig
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to excavate)
a. cavar (manually)
Rabbits dig in the ground to make burrows.Los conejos cavan en la tierra para hacer conejeras.
They dug a hole in the ground to hide the treasure.Cavaron un agujero en la tierra para esconder el tesoro.
b. excavar (mechanically)
A tunnel will be dug through the mountain with a tunnel boring machine.Se va a excavar un túnel en la montaña con una tuneladora.
3. (to break up)
a. remover
The farmer told me to dig the soil to aerate it before planting.El agricultor me dijo que removiera la tierra para airearla antes de cultivar.
4. (to extract)
a. sacar
I dig carrots from our garden when I need them.Saco zanahorias de nuestro jardín cuando las necesito.
5. (archaeology)
a. excavar
The archaeologists found a new artifact while digging the ruins.Los arqueólogos encontraron un nuevo artefacto cuando excavaban las ruinas.
6. (to thrust)
a. dar un codazo en (with the elbow)
He dug me so hard in the ribs I nearly fell over.Me dio un codazo en las costillas tan fuerte que casi me caí.
b. clavar (into a part of the body)
The cat dug her claws into me.La gata me clavó las uñas.
c. meter (into a bag or one's pockets)
She dug her hand into a paper bag and took out an apple.Metió la mano en una bolsa de papel y sacó una manzana.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to like)
a. gustar
I really dig rap music.Me gusta mucho el rap.
b. molar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Do you really dig extreme sports?¿De verdad te molan los deportes de riesgo?
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to understand)
a. entender
I never dug what he meant.Nunca entendí qué quería decir.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to excavate)
a. cavar (a person)
She had dirt under her nails from digging in the soil.Tenía las uñas sucias de cavar en la tierra.
b. excavar (a machine)
A digger digs faster than a dozen men with shovels.Una excavadora excava más rápido que una docena de hombres con palas.
c. escarbar (an animal)
My dog is digging in the yard to hide a bone.Mi perro está escarbando en el jardín para esconder un hueso.
10. (archaeology)
a. excavar
The archaeologists had to stop digging because they run out of funds.Los arqueólogos tuvieron que dejar de excavar porque se quedaron sin fondos.
11. (to search)
a. investigar
I've been digging in the archives for more information.He estado investigando en los archivos, tratando de encontrar más información.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
12. (archaeology)
a. la excavación
(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).
(act of digging)
During the dig, the archaeologists discovered a temple.Durante la excavación, los arqueólogos descubrieron un templo.
b. el yacimiento
(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).
(place)
The area is full of archaeological digs.La zona está llena de yacimientos arqueológicos.
13. (poke with the elbow)
a. el codazo
(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).
My sister was about to say something inappropriate, so I gave her a dig.Mi hermana estaba a punto de decir algo inapropiado, así que le di un codazo.
14. (criticism)
a. la pulla
(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).
He had a dig at me about our team's performance.Me lanzó una pulla sobre la actuación de nuestro equipo.
b. la indirecta
(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).
She was constantly taking digs at her ex-husband.Estaba siempre lanzándole indirectas a su exmarido.
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digs
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el habitación or cuarto de alquiler
(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).
(United Kingdom)
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digs [dɪɡz]
plural noun
(Britain) alojamiento (m)
to be in digs estar alojado; vivir en una pensión; estar de patrona (informal) (old-fashioned)
we went back to her digs
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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