hígado
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hígado(
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gah
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. liver
Mi abuelo tiene que tomar medicamento porque tiene problemas con el hígado.My grandfather has to take medication because he has problems with his liver.
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hígado
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. liver
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
echar los hígadosto nearly kill oneself (with the effort)
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener hígadosto have guts
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hígado
1 (Anatomía) liver
castigar el hígado to knock it back (familiar)
ser un hígado (Centroamérica) (México) to be a pain in the neck (familiar)
tener hígado de indio (Centroamérica) (México) to be a disagreeable sort
2 hígados guts; pluck
singular
; (s)
echar los hígados to sweat one's guts out (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "hígado"
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paté de hígado de cerdo
pork liver pâté
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