grits
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grits(
grihts
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la sémola de maíz
(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).
Bubba ate catfish and grits for breakfast.Bubba desayunó bagre y sémola de maíz.
Can you believe I've never had grits? - What? But you're from Georgia!¿Puedes creer que nunca he comido sémola de maíz? - ¿Qué? ¡Pero si eres de Georgia!
grit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (very small piece of sand)
a. la arenilla
(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).
Nicholas put clean grit in the bottom of the parakeets' cage.Nicholas puso arenilla limpia en el fondo de la jaula de los periquitos.
b. la arena
(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).
Chickens need insoluble grit to digest their food properly.Los pollos necesitan arena insoluble para digerir la comida adecuadamente.
c. el polvo
(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).
After the dust storm, there was grit everywhere.Después de la tormenta de polvo, había polvo por todas partes.
d. la gravilla
(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).
They put grit on the road to increase traction in icy conditions.Ponen gravilla en la carretera para aumentar la tracción cuando hay posibilidades de formación de hielo.
3. (unyielding courage)
a. las agallas
(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).
She overcame great adversity thanks to her grit.Logró superar una gran adversidad gracias a sus agallas.
b. el valor
(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).
The soldiers defended their country with true grit.Los soldados defendieron su país con verdadero valor.
c. el coraje
(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).
With a little luck and a lot of grit, he walked across Asia.Con un poco de suerte y mucho coraje, cruzó Asia caminando.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to clench)
a. apretar
Josie grit her teeth and pulled the arrow out of her leg.Josie apretó los dientes y se sacó la flecha de la pierna.
5. (to put grit on) (United Kingdom)
a. echar gravilla
The people of Bonhill requested that the Council grit the roads when it snows or freezes.Los habitantes de Bonhill solicitaron que el Consejo echara gravilla a las carreteras cuando nieva o hay hielo.
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grit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (gravel)
a. la gravilla
(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. (courage, determination)
a. el coraje
(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).
to have a lot of grittener mucho coraje
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (put grit on) (United Kingdom)
a.
to grit a roadechar gravilla en una carretera
4. (clench)
a.
to grit one's teethapretar los dientes
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grit [ɡrɪt]
noun
1 (gravel) grava (f); (for caged birds, poultry) arenilla (f) silícea; arena (f); (dust) polvo (m)
2 (courage) valor (m); ánimo (m); (firmness of character) firmeza (f); (endurance) aguante (m)
3 grits (US) (Cookery) sémola (f)
transitive verb
1 [+road] echar grava a
2
to grit one's teeth apretar los dientes
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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