el carrizo
-the reed
See the entry for carrizo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (botany)
a. reed
El techo de la choza estaba hecha con carrizo.The ceiling of the hut was made of reeds.
2. (thin drinking tube)
Regionalism used in Panama
a. straw
¿Me puede traer un carrizo para mi jugo de naranja, por favor?Can you bring me a straw for my orange juice, please?
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Venezuela
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
En las vacaciones de verano no suelo hacer un carrizo.I typically don't do anything over summer vacation.
Mis padres no me conocen un carrizo y por eso se sorprenden de mis decisiones.My parents don't know me at all and so they are surprised by my decisions.
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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. (general)
a. reed
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (Botánica) reed
2 carrizos (And) (México) (piernas) thin o spindly legs; pins (muy_familiar); gams (familiar); (EEUU)
no nos ayudan un carrizo (Ven) they do nothing at all to help us
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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