dish
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dish(
dihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tableware)
a. el plato
(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).
How many times have I told you to remove your dish from the table when you've finished?¿Cuántas veces te he dicho que quites tu plato de la mesa cuando termines?
b. la fuente
(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).
(serving dish)
Can you pass me the salad dish and the serving spoon, please?¿Me pasas la fuente de ensalada y la cuchara de servir, por favor?
2. (culinary)
a. el plato
(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).
Pizza is my favourite Italian dish.La pizza es mi plato favorito de la cocina italiana.
b. el platillo
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Hominy stew is a typical dish in Mexico City.Es pozole es un platillo típico en el D.F.
3. (television and radio)
a. la antena parabólica
(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).
I need to change the position of the dish; we have TV interference again.Tengo que cambiar la orientación de la antena parabólica; la televisión vuelve a tener interferencias.
4.
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)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(attractive person)
a. el bombón
(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).
Oh my, he's a dish. Look at those muscles and that smile!Ay, es un bombón. ¡Mira qué músculos y qué sonrisa!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to disclose)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. contar
Are you going to dish the gossip on Tammy's boyfriend or not?¿Vas a contar el chisme sobre el novio de Tammy o no?
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to thwart) (United Kingdom)
a. desbaratar
My mother dished my plans to go out with my friends when she asked me to go to the cinema with her.Mi madre desbarató mis planes de salir con mis amigos al pedirme que fuera con ella al cine.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to gossip)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. hablar
Ok, dish! I want to know everything.Okey, ¡habla! Quiero saber todo.
b. chismear
Let's go grab a coffee and dish.Vamos a tomar un café y chismear.
dishes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (tableware)
a. los platos
(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).
Did you wash the dishes already?¿Ya lavaste los platos?
b. los trastes
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
We need to buy special boxes to pack the dishes.Hay que comprar cajas especiales para empacar los trastes.
c. la vajilla
(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).
These dishes have to be dried with a special cloth.Se tiene que secar esta vajilla con un trapo especial.
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dish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bowl; for serving)
a. la fuente
(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. (for cooking)
a. la cazuela
(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).
3. (food)
a. el plato
(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).
dishesplatos mpl
to do the disheslavar los platos, fregar los cacharros
dish liquid or soaplavavajillas m inv
dish toweltrapo or paño de cocina
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to dish the dirt (on somebody)sacar los trapos sucios (de alguien) sacar los trapitos al sol (de alguien)
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dish [dɪʃ]
noun
1 (plate) plato (m); (serving dish) fuente (f); (food) plato (m); platillo (m); (Méx)
to wash or do the dishes fregar los platos; a typical Spanish dish un plato típico español
2 (TV) antena (f) parabólica; (Astron) reflector (m)
3 (girl, boy) bombón (informal) (m)
transitive verb
[+hopes, chances] desbaratar
that's dished their chances of winning the cup
modifier
dish aerial (Britain)dish antenna (US) (n) antena (f) parabólica
dish soap (n) (US) lavavajillas (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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