gall
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gall(
gal
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(impudence)
a. el descaro
(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).
I can't believe the gall of that guy! He just invited himself over for dinner!¡No me puedo creer el descaro que tiene el tipo ese! ¡Se autoinvitó a cenar él solo!
b. la desfachatez
(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).
Angelica had the gall to wear a miniskirt to the funeral.Angélica tuvo la desfachatez de llevar una minifalda al funeral.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(medicine)
a. la bilis
(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).
They say the gall of the creature can be made into a magical potion.Se dice que la bilis de la bestia se puede utilizar para hacer una poción mágica.
b. la hiel
(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).
This remedy is made with the gall of a mule.Este remedio está hecho con la hiel de una mula.
3. (painful feeling)
a. la hiel
(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).
Ken couldn't bear the gall of being rejected by another woman, so he just started staying home.Ken no aguantaba la hiel de ser rechazado por otra mujer, así que empezó a quedarse en casa.
4. (botany)
a. la agalla
(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).
That fuzz that's all over the plant is a gall that's eating away at it.Esa pelusa que está por toda la planta es una agalla que la está royendo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to irritate)
a. dar rabia
What galled me most of all was that Scott wouldn't even tell me to my face.Lo que más rabia me dio fue que Scott ni siquiera me lo quiso decir a la cara.
b. irritar
It always galls Fernanda when people tailgate her on the highway.A Fernanda siempre le irrita que manejen pegado a su carro en la carretera.
c. molestar
It really galled the teacher that her students were so disinterested in the lesson.Le molestó mucho a la maestra que sus alumnos estuvieran tan poco interesados por la lección.
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gall
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. la bilis
(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).
gall bladdervesícula biliar
2. (impudence)
a. la insolencia
(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).
she had the gall to…tuvo la insolencia de…
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (annoy)
a. irritar, dar rabia a
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gall [ɡɔːl]
noun
1 (Anat) bilis (f); hiel (f)
2 (Bot) agalla (f); (on animal) matadura (f)
3 (bitterness) hiel (f); (cheek) descaro (m)
she had the gall to say that tuvo el descaro de decir eso
transitive verb
molestar; dar rabia a
modifier
gall bladder (n) vesícula (f) biliar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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