filling

Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
filling(
fihl
-
ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dentistry)
a. el empaste
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If my filling falls out again, I will call the dentist.Si se me cae el empaste otra vez, llamaré al dentista.
b. la emplomadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(Southern Cone)
If you have a cavity, the dentist will give you a filling.Si tiene una caries, el dentista le colocará una emplomadura.
c. la tapadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The dentist asked if the patient wanted a gold filling.El dentista preguntó si el paciente quería que la tapadura fuera de oro.
d. la calza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
The dentist told him he would need three fillings.La dentista le dijo que necesitaría tres calzas.
2. (culinary)
a. el relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Empanadas can have meat, cheese, vegetable, or fruit fillings.Las empanadas pueden tener relleno de carne, queso, verduras o frutas.
3. (construction)
a. el relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The construction worker prepared the filling for the pothole.El albañil preparó el relleno para el bache.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (substantial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I can only eat three tamales because they are very filling.Sólo puedo comer tres tamales porque llenan mucho.
The soup was so filling I could not eat the main course.Me llené tanto con la sopa que no pude comer el segundo plato.
b. llenador (Southern Cone)
Rice and bread are cheap and filling.El arroz y el pan son baratos y llenadores.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
filling
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in tooth)
a. el empaste
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (in sandwich, pie)
a. el relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
filling stationgasolinera f, estación de servicio
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a.
a filling mealuna comida que llena mucho
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
filling [ˈfɪlɪŋ]
noun
1 [of tooth] empaste (m); emplomadura (f); (S. Cone)
2 (Cookery) relleno (m)
adjective
[+food, dish] que llena mucho
this dish is very filling este plato llena mucho
modifier
filling station (n)
petrol station See culture box in entry petrol.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Phrases with "filling"
Here are the most popular phrases with "filling." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
Examples
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
Fun and interactive
Easy to use
Highly effective
Works on any device
Start Learning
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS