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pecho
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pecho(
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choh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. chest
Fui a Canadá y lo único que me traje es un resfriado en el pecho.I went to Canada and the only souvenir I brought back is a chest cold.
2. (woman's bust)
a. breast
La pelota pegó su pecho izquierdo cuando estaba jugando al béisbol.The ball hit her left breast while playing baseball.
b. bust
Como resultado del embarazo, su pecho ya está más grande.As a result of her pregnancy, her bust is now larger.
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pecho
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tórax)
a. chest
2. (de mujer)
a. bosom
3. (mama)
a. breast
dar el pecho ato breastfeed
4. (interior)
a. heart
5. (en natación)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. breaststroke
los 100 metros pechothe 100 meters breaststroke
6. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a lo hecho, pechoit's no use crying over spilled milk
a pecho descubiertowithout protection o any form of defense
7. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
echarse o meterse algo entre pecho y espaldato put o tuck something away
tomarse algo a pechoto take something to heart
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pecho
1 (tórax) chest
le dieron una puñalada en el pecho he was stabbed in the chest; tenía una herida en el pecho he had a chest injury
estar de pecho sobre algo to be leaning on sth
estaba de pecho sobre la barandilla he was leaning on the railing
sacar pecho to stick one's chest out
ponte firme y saca pecho stand up straight and stick your chest out; el presidente ha sacado pecho ante las críticas the president put on a brave face under the criticism
con la nueva victoria el partido sacó pecho
abrir el pecho a algn to confide in sb; open one's heart to sb
no caberle a algn la alegría en el pecho
no me/le cabía la alegría en el pecho I/he was bursting with happiness
dar el pecho to face things squarely
a pecho descubierto (sin armas) unarmed; defenceless; defenseless; (EEUU) (francamente) openly; frankly
echarse entre pecho y espalda [+comida] to put away (familiar); [+bebida] to knock back (familiar)
gritar a todo pecho (And) (Caribe) to shout at the top of one's voice
partirse el pecho to bust a gut (familiar)
quedarse con algo en el pecho to keep sth back
tomarse algo a pecho to take sth to heart
2 [de mujer] (busto) bust
un sujetador que realza el pecho a bra which makes your bust look bigger; de pecho plano flat-chested
tener mucho pecho to have a big bust
tener poco pecho to be flat-chested
(mama) breast
le han extirpado un pecho she had a breast removed
dar el pecho to breast-feed
un niño de pecho a baby at the breast
3 (valor)
¡pecho al agua! courage!
a lo hecho, pecho we must make the best of it now
4 (Geografía) slope; gradient
pecho
(Hist) tax; tribute
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