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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. (culinary)
a. cookie (sweet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Saca unas galletas para merendar.Get some cookies out to have as an afternoon snack.
b. biscuit (sweet) (United Kingdom)
Las galletas se están acabando.We're running out of biscuits.
c. cracker (savory)
Estas galletas son ideales para mojar en la salsa.These crackers are ideal for dipping in the sauce.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in Spain
a. crash
Se pegaron una buena galleta con el coche.They had a bad car crash.
b. slap
¡Qué galleta te vas a llevar!You're asking for a slap!
3. (confusion) (Southern Cone)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
a. mess
El tráfico era una galleta y llegué tarde.The traffic was a mess, and I arrived late.
4. (strength)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. strong
Le pegó al balón con mucha galleta.He hit the ball really hard.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. biscuit (United Kingdom)
b. cookie
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
galleta para perrosdog biscuit
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. slap, smack
dar una galleta a alguiento give somebody a slap o smack
3. (golpe)
Regionalism used in Spain
se dieron una galletathey crashed the car
me di una galleta en la rodilla bajando las escalerasI banged myself on the knee coming down the stairs
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1 (Culin) (dulce) biscuit; cookie; (EEUU) (Náutica) ship's biscuit; hardtack; (S. Cone) coarse bread
ir a toda galleta to go full-speed
galleta para perros dog biscuit
galleta salada cracker
2 (bofetada) bash (familiar); slap
se pegó una galleta con la moto he had a bad smash on the bike
3 (And) (S. Cone) small bowl for drinking maté
4 (Latinoamérica) confusion; disorder
hacerse una galleta (S. Cone) to get muddled
galleta del tráfico (Ven) (atasco) traffic jam; (burla) practical joke
5 (S. Cone) (bronca) ticking-off (familiar)
le dieron una buena galleta they gave him a good ticking-off (familiar)
colgar o dar la galleta a algn (And) (Arg) (despedir) to sack sb (familiar); fire sb (familiar); (plantar) to jilt sb; (rechazar) to give sb the brush-off (familiar); (no hacer caso a) to give sb the cold shoulder
tener mucha galleta (México) to be very strong
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