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huevo
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huevo(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (culinary)
a. egg
¿Me das dos huevos, pan tostado y jugo de naranja de desayuno, por favor?Can I have two eggs, toast, and orange juice for breakfast, please?
2. (anatomy)
a. egg
Los ovarios son las glándulas donde se almacenan los huevos de la mujer.The ovaries are the glands where a woman's eggs are stored.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(male genitalia)
a. ball
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Le di una patada en los huevos al ladrón que trató de robar mi cartera.I kicked the thief who tried to steal my purse in the balls.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(a lot of money)
a. arm and a leg
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Qué reloj tan guay! Te debió costar un huevo.What a cool watch! It must have cost you an arm and a leg.
b. bomb
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Me encantaría ir al concierto pero las entradas cuestan un huevo.I'd love to go to the concert but tickets cost a bomb.
¡Huevos!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(general)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. Fuck off!
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Tu nave está bien chafa. - ¡Huevos, güey!Your car is a piece of crap. - Fuck off, dude!
b. Fuck you!
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
¡Huevos! Me la pelas, cabrón.Fuck you! You can suck it, asshole.
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huevo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de animales)
a. egg
huevo a la copaboiled egg
huevo durohard-boiled egg
huevo escalfado/fritopoached/fried egg
huevo pasado por aguasoft-boiled egg
huevo de PascuaEaster egg
huevos al platoeggs cooked in the oven in an earthenware dish
huevos revueltosscrambled eggs
huevo tibioboiled egg
2. (muy fam)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
huevosballs, nuts
tener huevosto have balls
costar un huevoto cost a hell of a lot to be bloody expensive
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huevo
1 (Biología) (Culin) egg
andar sobre huevos to go very gingerly
hacerle huevo a algo (Centroamérica) to face up to sth
parecerse como un huevo a una castaña to be like chalk and cheese
pensar en los huevos del gallo (And) (Centroamérica) to be in a daydream
poner algo a huevo
nos lo han puesto a huevo they've made it easy for us
¡que te frían un huevo! get knotted! (muy_familiar)
ser como el huevo de Colón to be simple; be easy
huevo a la copa (And) (Chile) boiled egg
huevo amelcochado (Centroamérica) (soft-)boiled egg
huevo cocido hard-boiled egg
huevo crudo raw egg
huevo de color (Latinoamérica) brown egg
huevo de corral free-range egg
huevo de Pascua Easter egg
huevo de Paslama (Centroamérica) turtle's egg
huevo duro hard-boiled egg
huevo en cáscara (soft-)boiled egg
huevo escalfado poached egg
huevo estrellado fried egg
huevo fresco freshly-laid egg; new-laid egg
huevo frito fried egg
huevo moreno brown egg
huevo pasado por agua soft-boiled egg
huevos al plato fried egg in tomato sauce served with ham and peas
huevos pericos huevos revueltos scrambled eggs
huevo tibio (And) (Centroamérica) (México) soft-boiled egg
2 (testículo) ball (vulgar)
—me debes diez euros —¡un huevo! "you owe me ten euros" — "bollocks!" (vulgar)
estar hasta los huevos de algo o algn
estoy hasta los huevos de este niño I've had a fucking bellyful of this kid (vulgar)
estar hasta los huevos de hacer algo
estoy hasta los huevos de estudiar I'm fucking fed up with studying (vulgar)
se necesitan huevos para hacer eso you need balls to do that (vulgar)
ponérsele los huevos de corbata a algn
se me pusieron los huevos de corbata it put the fear of God into me (familiar)
no tener huevos de hacer algo
no tuve huevos de contestarle I didn't have the balls to answer back (vulgar)
tener que hacer algo por huevos
tuve que hacerlo por huevos I had to do it, I had no fucking choice (vulgar)
3
un huevo (como adv) (mucho) a hell of a lot (muy_familiar); le queremos un huevo we like him a hell of a lot (muy_familiar); sufrí un huevo I suffered like hell (muy_familiar); nos costó un huevo terminarlo it was one hell of a job to finish it (muy_familiar); el ordenador me costó un huevo the computer cost me an arm and a leg (familiar); the computer cost me a bomb (familiar)
4 (Cos) darning egg
5 (Latinoamérica) (vago) idler; loafer; (imbécil) idiot; (cobarde) coward
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