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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. (botany)
a. gum
Los científicos exploran nuevos usos de la goma de la palmera.Scientists are exploring new uses for palm gum.
2. (material)
a. rubber
Mis zapatillas tienen la suela de goma.The sole on my slippers is made of rubber.
3. (adhesive)
a. glue
Pásame la goma para que pegue las fotos en la cartulina.Pass me the glue so I can stick the photos on the card.
b. gum
¿Tienes goma para hacer el trabajo de plástica?Do you have gum to do the plastic-arts work with?
4. (band)
a. rubber band
Siempre llevo una goma en la muñeca.I always wear a rubber band on my wrist.
b. elastic band (United Kingdom)
Recógete una coleta con una goma.Tie your hair up in a ponytail with an elastic band.
5. (for removing errors)
a. eraser
¿Tienes una goma para borrar la tinta del boli?Do you have an eraser that will erase pen ink?
b. rubber (United Kingdom)
¿Me prestas una goma para el examen?Can you lend me a rubber for the exam?
6. (culinary)
a. gum
No está permitido mascar goma en clase.You aren't allowed to chew gum in class.
7. (wheel)
a. tire
Quiere comprar gomas usadas para el carro para ahorrar dinero.He wants to buy used tires for the car to save money.
b. tyre (United Kingdom)
Voy a comprar gomas de segunda mano para el coche.I'm going to buy second-hand tyres for my car.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. condom
Estaban regalando gomas anoche afuera del concierto.They were giving away condoms outside the concert last night.
b. rubber (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No es aconsejable usar una goma caducada.It is not advisable to use a rubber that is past its expiry date.
c. johnny (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
¿Dónde se compran gomas a esta hora de la noche?Where can you buy johnnies at this time of night?
9. (aftereffect of drinking alcohol)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. hangover
Anoche bebí demasiado y ahora tengo una goma horrible.I drank too much last night and now I have a terrible hangover.
10. (sports)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. home
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Vamos a la repetición para ver si logró el bateador tocar la goma antes que el catcher.Let's go to the playback to see if the hitter managed to touch home before the catcher.
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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. (sustancia)
a. gum
goma arábigagum arabic
goma de mascarchewing gum
2. (tira elástica)
a. rubber band
b. elastic band (United Kingdom)
goma elásticaelastic
3. (caucho)
a. rubber
goma espumafoam rubber
goma de borrareraser rubber
4. (colloquial)
a. rubber
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1 (sustancia) (Botánica) gum; (caucho) rubber
unos guantes de goma a pair of rubber gloves
goma 2 plastic explosive
goma arábiga gum arabic
goma de mascar chewing gum
goma de pegar gum; glue
goma espuma goma espumosa foam rubber
2 (banda) (para el pelo, papeles, paquetes) rubber band; elastic band; (en costura) elastic; (tira) piece of elastic; length of elastic
jugar o saltar a la goma to skip with a long elastic; (with a long elastic)
"Antes de operarme -dice Beatriz-, en el colegio no podía correr, ni [saltar a la goma,] y en el recreo solo podía dar a la comba.
3 (also goma de borrar) rubber; eraser
4 (S. Cone) (Automóviles) tyre; tire; (EEUU)
5 (preservativo) condom; sheath
6 (droga) hash (familiar); pot (muy_familiar); [de calidad] good hash (familiar); good pot (muy_familiar)
7 (Latinoamérica) [de zapato] rubber overshoe
8 [de policía] truncheon
9 (Centroamérica) (resaca) hangover
estar de goma to have a hangover
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Phrases with "goma"
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goma de borrar
goma de mascar
chewing gum
de goma
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