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polvo
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polvo(
pohl
-
boh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (earth particles)
a. dust
Usó la aspiradora de mano para quitar el polvo de las meseras y los estantes.He used the hand vacuum to clean the dust from the counters and shelves.
2. (pulverized solid)
a. powder
Puedes usar palitos pero yo prefiero el polvo de canela para mi té.You can use sticks but I prefer cinnamon powder for my tea.
3. (cosmetics)
a. face powder
Vendemos polvos para todo tipo de tez.We sell face powder for every type of complexion.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(sex)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. screw
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Echaron un polvo la noche que se conocieron.They had a screw the night they met.
b. shag
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
Echaron un polvo en la parte trasera del coche.They had a shag in the back of the car.
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polvo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (en el aire)
a. dust
limpiar o quitar el polvoto do the dusting
2. (de un producto)
a. powder
en polvopowdered
polvospowder
polvos (de) picapicaitching powder
polvos de talcotalcum powder
3. (muy fam)
a. screw
b. shag (United Kingdom)
echar un polvoto have a screw o
¡qué polvo tiene!what a babe!
4. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estar hecho polvoto be dead beat o
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer polvo algoto smash something
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
morder el polvoto be humiliated
7. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer morder el polvo a alguiento make somebody eat dirt
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polvo
1 (en el aire) dust
lleno de polvo dusty; limpiar o quitar el polvo to dust
hacer algo polvo to ruin sth
hacer polvo a algn (agotar) to wear sb out; (deprimir) to depress sb; (en discusión) to wipe the floor with sb (familiar)
hecho polvo
estoy hecho polvo (cansado) I'm shattered (familiar); I'm knackered (muy_familiar); (deprimido) I feel really down; el coche está hecho polvo the car is a wreck; el libro está hecho polvo the book is falling to pieces
limpio de polvo y paja
ganó 50 millones, limpios de polvo y paja he won 50 million in his hand
matar el polvo to lay the dust
hacer morder el polvo a algn to humiliate sb
sacudir el polvo a algn to thrash sb; beat sb up (familiar)
aquellos polvos traen estos lodos such are the consequences
polvo espacial space dust
Durante su viaje hacia el Sol, la nave "Ulises" ha tenido un papel destacado en el estudio del llamado [polvo espacial.]
2 (Química) (Culin) (Med) powder; [de tocador] face powder
ponerse polvos to powder one's face; en polvo [+leche, canela, cocaína] powdered; solo se encuentra en polvo it's only available in powdered form
leche en polvo
polvos de arroz rice powder
singular
; (s)
polvos de blanqueo bleaching powder
singular
; (s)
polvos de chile chilli powder
singular
; (s)
polvo(s) de hornear polvo(s) de levadura baking powder
singular
; (s)
polvo dentífrico tooth powder
singular
; (s)
polvos de picapica itching powder
singular
; (s)
polvos de talco talcum powder
singular
; (s)
polvos para dientes tooth powder
singular
; (s)
3 (droga) snow (muy_familiar); coke (familiar)
4 (porción) pinch
un polvo de rapé a pinch of snuff
5 screw (vulgar); shag (vulgar)
echar un polvo to have a screw o shag (vulgar)
está para un buen polvo she's hot stuff (muy_familiar)
tiene mucho polvo
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