hatchet
hatchet
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tool)
a. el hacha
(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).
Mi padre me enseñó cómo se afila un hacha.Mi father taught me how to sharpen a hatchet.
b. el hacha de mano
(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).
Get the hatchet and chop some kindling for the fire.Agarra el hacha de mano y corta leñita fina para la chimenea.
c. el hachuela
(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).
Fetch the hatchet and help me chop some wood.Trae el hachuela y ayúdame a cortar leña.
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hatchet
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la hacha
(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. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to do a hatchet job on somebody/somethingensañarse con alguien/algo
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hatchet manencargado del trabajo sucio
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hatchet [ˈhætʃɪt]
noun
hacha (f) (pequeña)
modifier
hatchet job (n) crítica (f) vitriólica
to do a hatchet job on sb poner por los suelos a algn; poner a algn a caer de un burro or a parir (informal)
hatchet man (n) (US) ejecutor de faenas desagradables por cuenta de otro; (assassin) sicario (m); asesino (m) a sueldo
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Phrases with "hatchet"
Here are the most popular phrases with "hatchet." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
bury the hatchet
enterrar el hacha de guerra
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