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hueso
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hueso(
weh
-
soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. bone
El estribo es uno de los huesos más pequeños del cuerpo humano.The stapes is the one of the smallest bones in the human body.
2. (fruit)
a. pit
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El verano pasado planté un hueso de aguacate en el jardín.Last summer, I planted an avocado pit in the garden.
b. stone (United Kingdom)
Puedes usar este cuenco para los huesos de las cerezas.You can use this bowl for the cherry stones.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(strict professor)
a. tough nut
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El profesor de mate es un verdadero hueso; todos reprobamos el examen.The math teacher is a really tough nut; we all failed the test.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(something requiring work)
a. slog
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Actualmente, mi trabajo es un verdadero hueso.My job is a real slog at the moment.
b. bear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El curso sobre Shakespeare es un hueso de verdad.The Shakespeare course is a real bear.
5. (color)
a. bone
Me gusta la falda color hueso mejor que el verde.I like the bone-colored skirt better than the green one.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(easy job)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. cushy job
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Está encantado porque consiguió un hueso trabajando en el gobierno.He is really happy because he got a cushy job working for the government.
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hueso
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (del cuerpo)
a. bone
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
acabar o dar con sus huesos ento end up in
3. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
calarse hasta los huesosto get soaked to the skin
4. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar en los huesosto be all skin and bones
5. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no poder con sus huesosto be ready to drop, to be exhausted
6. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser un hueso duro de roerto be a hard nut to crack
7. (culinary)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hueso de santosmall marzipan roll filled with egg yolk
8. (de fruto)
a. stone (United Kingdom)
b. pit
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
aceitunas sin huesopitted olives
9. (colloquial)
a. very strict person
10. (asignatura)
a. difficult subject
11. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
la sin huesothe tongue
12. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. contacts, influence
13. (trabajo fácil)
a. cushy job
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hueso
1 (Anatomía) bone
sin hueso boneless; una blusa de color hueso an off-white blouse
dar con los huesos en
dio con sus huesos en la cárcel he landed o ended up in jail
estar calado o empapado hasta los huesos to be soaked to the skin
estar en los huesos to be nothing but skin and bone
estar por los huesos de algn to be crazy about sb (familiar)
no dejar hueso sano a algn to pull sb to pieces
pinchar en hueso to come up against a brick wall
ser un saco de huesos to be a bag of bones (familiar)
la sin hueso the tongue
darle a la sin hueso to talk a lot
irse de la sin hueso soltar la sin hueso to shoot one's mouth off (familiar)
tener los huesos molidos to be dog-tired
hueso de santo filled roll of marzipan
2 (Botánica) stone; pit; (EEUU)
aceitunas sin hueso pitted olives
ser un hueso
las matemáticas son un hueso maths is a nightmare; su profesor es un hueso her teacher is terribly strict
ser un hueso duro de roer to be a hard nut to crack
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (sinecura) government job; sinecure; (puesto cómodo) soft job
4 (And) mule
ser hueso to be stingy
5
hueso colorado (México) strong northerly wind
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