kite
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kite(
kayt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (flying toy)
a. la cometa
(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).
Is there enough wind to fly a kite today?¿Hay suficiente viento hoy como para volar una cometa?
b. el papalote
(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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
On weekends, on that hill, there are dozens of people flying their kites.Los fines de semana, en esa colina, hay docenas de personas volando sus papalotes.
c. el barrilete
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
My daughter asked me to buy her a kite for her birthday.Mi hija me ha pedido comprarle un barrilete para su cumpleaños.
d. el volantín
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Some kites can be very elaborate and colorful.Algunos volantines pueden ser muy elaborados y coloridos.
e. la chiringa
(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 Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
It's a perfect windy day to fly kites.Es un día ventoso perfecto para volar chiringas.
2. (animal)
a. el milano
(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).
Kites are raptors, just like eagles.Los milanos son aves rapaces, al igual que las águilas.
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kite
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (toy)
a. la cometa
(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).
b. el papalote
(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).
c. el volantín
(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 Chile
(Chile)
d. la pandorga
(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 Paraguay
(Paraguay)
e. el barrilete
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to fly a kitelanzar un globo sonda (para tantear el terreno)
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
go fly a kite!¡vete a hacer gárgaras!
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be as high as a kiteir como una moto
5. (bird)
a. el milano
(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).
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kite [kaɪt]
noun
1 (toy) cometa (f)
to fly a kite lanzar una idea (para sondear la opinión); go fly a kite! (US) ¡vete al cuerno! (informal)
2 (Orn) milano (m) real
3 (US) (Economics) cheque (m) sin valor
intransitive verb
presentar papeles falsos para conseguir dinero
transitive verb
(US)
to kite a cheque presentar un cheque sin fondos
modifier
kite mark (n) (Britain) señal (f) de aprobación (de la BSI)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "kite"
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fly a kite
volar una cometa
high as a kite
más volado que un cometa
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