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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (from the eyes)
a. tear
Se veían las lágrimas en sus ojos mientras cortaba la cebolla.You could see the tears in her eyes as she chopped the onion.
2. (tear-shaped object)
a. teardrop
El diamante es azul y tiene la forma de una lágrima.The diamond is blue and has the shape of a teardrop.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. tear
nos costó muchas lágrimasit caused us a lot of heartache
deshacerse en lágrimasto burst into tears
enjugarse o secarse las lágrimasto wipe away o dry one's tears
llorar a lágrima vivato cry buckets
hacer saltar las lágrimasto bring tears to the eyes
2. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
lágrimas de cocodrilocrocodile tears
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(gen) tear; (gota) drop
beberse las lágrimas to hold back one's tears; derramar una lagrimita to shed a tear; deshacerse en lágrimas to dissolve into tears; echar una lágrima to shed a tear
Algunos de mis mejores músicos han llorado -afirma el director de una orquesta-. Son personas muy emotivas que, cuando se ven incapaces de conseguir algo, se frustran y [echan una lágrima,]
llorar a lágrima viva to cry one's heart out; nadie soltará una lágrima por eso nobody is going to shed a tear over that; se me saltaron las lágrimas tears came to my eyes
lágrimas de cocodrilo crocodile tears
lágrimas de don Pedro (S. Cone) June rains
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