grass
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grass(
grahs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lawn)
a. el césped
(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).
He fell asleep on the grass, next to his dog.Se quedó dormido en el césped, junto a su perro.
b. el pasto
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It makes me angry when the neighbors' dog poos on my grass.Me enoja que el perro de los vecinos haga caca en mi pasto.
c. la grama
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I love walking barefoot on the grass.Me encanta caminar descalzo sobre la grama.
d. el zacate
(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).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Cows, sheep, and horses live on grass.Las vacas, las ovejas y los caballos se alimentan de zacate.
e. el sacate
(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).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I spent the afternoon lying on the grass, reading a book.Pasé la tarde tumbado en el sacate leyendo un libro.
2. (botany)
a. la hierba
(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 Aztecs used various types of medicinal grasses to heal themselves.Los aztecas usaban varios tipos de hierbas medicinales para curarse.
b. la yerba
(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).
Humans can't eat the same grasses as cows.Los seres humanos no pueden comer las mismas yerbas que las vacas.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(marijuana)
a. la hierba
(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 very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Smoking grass always makes me hungry.Fumar hierba siempre me da hambre.
b. la mota
(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 very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
How do you feel about smoking a little grass tonight?¿Qué te parece fumar un poco de mota esta noche?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(informer) (United Kingdom)
a. el chivato
(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).
, la chivata
(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)
I wouldn't trust Derek. He's a grass!No me fiaría de Derek. ¡Es un chivato!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to inform on) (United Kingdom)
a. chivarse de
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
If I find out who grassed us to the police, I'll kill them!Si me entero quién se chivó de nosotros a la policía, ¡los mato!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to inform the police) (United Kingdom)
a. chivarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tim said he wouldn't grass but I don't believe him.Tim dijo que no se chivaría pero no le creo.
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grass
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (plant)
a. la hierba
(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. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she doesn't let the grass grow under her feetno se dedica a perder el tiempo
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the grass rootslas bases
grass roots support/oppositionapoyo m/oposición de las bases
grass snakeculebra de agua
grass widowmujer cuyo marido se encuentra ausente
4. (lawn)
a. la césped m, hierba
(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).
keep off the grassprohibido pisar el césped
grass courtpista f de hierba
5. (pasture)
a. el pasto
(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).
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to put somebody out to grassdespedir a alguien por ser demasiado mayor para el trabajo
7. (colloquial)
a. la maría f, hierba
(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).
(marijuana)
8. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. el soplón(a)
(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).
la soplón(a)
(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).
(informer)
b. el chivato(a)
(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).
la chivato(a)
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. cantar (inform)
to grass on somebodydelatar a alguien dar el soplo sobre alguien
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grass [ɡrɑːs]
noun
1 (Bot) hierba (f); yerba (f); (lawn) césped (m); pasto (m); (LAm) grama (f); (LAm) (pasture) pasto (m)
keep off the grass prohibido pisar la hierba
to put a horse out to grass echar un caballo al pasto
not to let the grass grow under one's feet no dormirse
the grass is always greener on the other side (of the fence) nadie está contento con su suerte
A lot of players who have left in the past have found that /the other man's grass isn't always greener/ Diana should beware. The grass may not be greener on the other side of the Atlantic
2 (marijuana) marihuana (f); mota (f) (informal); (LAm)
3 (Britain) (person) soplónonasoplona (m) (f);ona soplona
intransitive verb
(Britain) soplar (informal); dar el chivatazo (informal)
to grass on delatar a
transitive verb
(also grass over) cubrir de hierba
modifier
grass court (n) (Tennis) pista (f) de hierba
grass cutter (n) cortacésped (m)
grass roots (n) base (f)
grass snake (n) culebra (f)
grass widow (n) especially (US) (divorced, separated) mujer (f) separada o divorciada; (Britain) mujer (f) cuyo marido está ausente
grass widower (n) especially (US) (divorced, separated) hombre (m) separado o divorciado; (Britain) marido (m) cuya mujer está ausente
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