grapevine
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Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 2).
grapevine(
greyp
-
vayn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. la vid
(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).
The winery has grapevines covering an area of 4,000 hectares.La bodega tiene vides que cubren una superficie de 4,000 hectáreas.
b. la parra
(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).
There was a grapevine growing up under the roof of the greenhouse.Había una parra que trepaba por el techo del invernadero.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(rumors)
a. la radio bemba
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Don't pay any attention to the grapevine. You can't trust those rumors.No hagas caso a radio bemba. No te puedes fiar de esos rumores.
b. el correo de las brujas
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
I don't know for sure. It's just what they're saying on the grapevine.No lo sé seguro. Es lo que se comenta en el correo de las brujas.
c. la radio pasillo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(River Plate)
The grapevine at work is a good source of information on job openings.La radio pasillo de la oficina es una buena forma de enterarse de posibles vacantes.
d. la radio macuto
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The grapevine is buzzing with rumors of the senator's resignation.Radio macuto está que bulle con los rumores sobre la dimisión del senador.
e. el pajarito
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We heard through the grapevine that you've started going out with Mike.Nos dijo un pajarito que has empezado a salir con Mike.
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grapevine
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la vid
(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).
2. (climbing)
a. la parra
(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).
3. (colloquial)
a.
I heard on the grapevine that…me ha dicho un pajarito que…
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grapevine [ˈɡreɪpvaɪn]
noun
1 vid (f); parra (f)
2 teléfono (m) árabe; radio (f) macuto (informal); (Esp)
I heard it on or through the grapevine me contó un pajarito; me enteré en radio macuto (informal); (Esp)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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