gaita

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gaita(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (bagged woodwind instrument)
a. bagpipes
En Escocia escuché tocar la gaita en directo.I listened to the bagpipes being played live in Scotland.
2. (type of recorder)
a. flute
De viaje por Sudamérica aprendí que la gaita colombiana está hecha de caña.When I was traveling around South America, I learned that the Colombian flute is made of cane.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(annoyance)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. drag
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Pues vaya gaita que haya que reiniciar el ordenador cada hora!What a drag it is to have to restart the computer every hour!
b. pain
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Menuda gaita tener que despertarse a las cuatro de la mañana.Having to wake up at four in the morning is such a pain!
c. nuisance
Qué gaita tener que pagar el peaje todos los días, ¿no?Having to pay the tolls every day is a nuisance, isn't it?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
a. neck
Asoma la gaita, que no encuentro en qué probador estás.Stick your neck out. I can't find which fitting room you are in.
5. (Venezuelan traditional music)
a. folk music
Me encanta escuchar las gaitas venezolanas navideñas.I love listening to Venezuelan Christmas folk music.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
6. (person from Galicia) (River Plate)
a. Galician
Ustedes los gaitas sí que saben apreciar el sabor del marisco.You Galicians do know how to appreciate the taste of shellfish.
7. (person from Spain) (River Plate)
a. Spaniard
El gaita de mi clase viene de Madrid y no vosea.The Spaniard in my class comes from Madrid and doesn't address us as "vos".
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gaita
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (instrumento)
a. bagpipes
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. drag, pain
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gaita
1 (Música) bagpipes
plural
; (p)
tocar la gaita to play the bagpipes
ser como una gaita to be very demanding
estar de gaita to be merry
estar hecho una gaita to be a wreck (familiar)
templar gaitas to pour oil on troubled waters
gaita gallega Galician bagpipes
2 (Música) (flauta) flute; (organillo) hurdy-gurdy
3 (pescuezo) neck
sacar la gaita to stick one's neck out
4 (dificultad) bother; nuisance
¡qué gaita! what a pain! (familiar)
menuda gaita, tener que salir ahora
déjame, que hoy no estoy para gaitas leave me alone, I don't need any hassle today (familiar); y toda esa gaita and all that jazz (familiar)
5 (México) (maula) cheat; trickster
6 (Ven) folk music
(Latinoamérica) (gallego) Galician; (español) Spaniard;
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