esponja

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esponja(
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pohn
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hah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (cleaning supply)
a. sponge
Debes lavar estas copas de cristal con una esponja suave y agua jabonosa.You should wash these crystal glasses with a soft sponge and soapy water.
2. (animal)
a. sponge
Cuando buceamos en el Caribe, vimos hermosos corales y esponjas marinas.When we went diving in the Caribbean, we saw beautiful corals and sea sponges.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drunkard)
a. boozer
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Este tipo es una esponja. Se tomó una botella entera de ron él solo.This guy is a boozer. He drank a whole bottle of rum by himself.
b. old soak
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si invitas a Juan, que es una esponja, tendrás que comprar más vino.If you invite Juan, who is an old soak, you'll have to buy more wine.
c. lush
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esa chica es una esponja; se tomó tres cervezas y ya está achispada.That girl is such a lush; she had three beers and is already tipsy.
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esponja
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. sponge
beber como una esponjato drink like a fish
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esponja
1 (para el aseo) sponge
arrojar la esponja to throw in the towel
beber como una esponja to drink like a fish
pasemos la esponja por todo aquello let's forget all about it
esponja de baño bath sponge
2 (gorrón) sponger (familiar)
3 (S. Cone) (México) (bebedor) drunkard; boozer (familiar); lush (muy_familiar); (EEUU)
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