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kilo

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USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “quilo.”
kilo(
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An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1. (kilogram)
a. kilo
He bajado dos kilos con mi dieta.I've lost two kilos on my diet.
b. kilogram
La maleta debe pesar máximo 25 kilos.The suitcase must have a maximum weight of 25 kilograms.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(a lot)
a. loads
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me comí un helado con kilos de jarabe de chocolate.I ate an ice cream with loads of chocolate syrup.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(a million pesetas)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. one million pesetas
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Gastamos tres kilos en la camioneta nueva.We spent three million pesetas on the new van.
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kilo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (peso)
a. kilo, kilogram
2. (antes fam)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. million (pesetas)
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kilo
quilo
1 (unidad de peso) kilo
los kilos de más those extra kilos
Los dietólogos estudian los sistemas para facilitarle el camino a los que quieren liberarse de ["los kilos de más"] y mejorar su alimentación.
cuarto de kilo a quarter of a kilo; 250 grams
2 (un millón de pesetas) one million pesetas
un cuarto de kilo a quarter of a million pesetas; 250,000 pesetas
Este mes incluimos una relación de máquinas con una característica común: su precio está por debajo del [cuarto de kilo.]
3 (como adv) (mucho) a lot; load (familiar)
En inglés cuando la unidad de medida precede al nombre como adjetivo compuesto, debe escribirse en singular y unida por un guión al número correspondiente. En el resto de los casos se emplea en plural, como en español:
Una caja de bombones de dos kilos/La caja de bombones pesa dos kilos A two-kilo box of chocolates/The box of chocolates weighs two kilos
Una regla de 20cms/La regla mide 20cms A 20-centimetre ruler/The ruler is 20 centimetres long
Un muchacho de quince años/El muchacho tiene quince años A fifteen-year-old boy/The boy is fifteen years old
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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