gill
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gill(
gihl
,
jihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la branquia
(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).
Fish use their gills to extract oxygen from the water.Los peces se sirven de sus branquias para extraer oxígeno del agua.
b. 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).
Pill bugs are crustaceans and breathe with gills, even though they're terrestrial animals.Las cochinillas de humedad son crustáceos y respiran por agallas, a pesar de ser animales terrestres.
2. (unit of measurement)
a. el cuarto de pinta
(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).
Grandma's mint chocolate cake recipe includes a gill of crème de menthe.La receta de mi abuela para el pastel de menta y chocolate requiere un cuarto de pinta de licor de menta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (culinary)
a. quitar las agallas a
Make sure you gill the fish as well as gutting it.Asegúrate de quitarle las agallas al pescado además de destriparlo.
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gill
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (liquid measure)
a. el cuarto de pinta
(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).
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gill [ɡɪl]
noun
[of fish] branquia (f); agalla (f)
to look green about the gills tener mala cara
gill [dʒɪl]
noun
(measure) cuarta parte (f) de una pinta = 0,142 litro; (= 0,142 litro)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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