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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (act of biting)
a. bite
¿Le puedo dar un bocado a tu sándwich?Can I have a bite of your sandwich?
2. (portion of food)
a. mouthful
Me contó la historia llorando, entre bocado y bocado.She told me her story crying, between mouthfuls.
3. (wound)
a. bite
Mi pobre gata se perdió y volvió a casa llena de bocados.My poor cat got lost and returned home with bites all over her.
4. (light meal)
a. bite
Por mí no te preocupes. Tú cena. Yo tomo un bocado en cualquier sitio.Don't you worry about me, and eat your dinner. I'll grab a bite somewhere.
b. snack
Si vamos a llegar tan tarde a casa, yo me tomaría un bocado ahora.If we're going to arrive so late at home, I'd have a snack now.
5. (horse riding)
a. bit
El caballo se encabritó cuando intenté ponerle el bocado.The horse reared when I tried to put the bit in his mouth.
6. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. vanilla ice cream
Fui a la heladería y pedí bocado.I went to the ice cream shop and ordered vanilla ice cream.
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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. (comida)
a. mouthful
no probar bocadonot to touch one's food
no he probado bocado en todo el díaI haven't had a bite to eat all day
2. (mordisco)
a. bite
bocado de AdánAdam's apple
1 (de comida) mouthful; (aperitivo) snack
bocado exquisito titbit; no he probado bocado en todo el día I've not had a bite to eat all day; intentaba hablar entre bocado y bocado I was trying to talk between mouthfuls; tomar un bocado to have a bite to eat
no hay para un bocado that's not nearly enough
el bocado del león the lion's share
bocado sin hueso sinecure; soft job
2 (mordisco) bite
le arrancó la oreja de un bocado he bit his ear off; pegar un bocado a algo/algn to bite sth/sb; le he dado solo un bocado a tu tortilla I've only had a bite out of your omelette
3 (para caballo) bit
bocado de Adán Adam's apple
5 (astilla) sweetener (familiar); backhander (familiar); payola; (EEUU)
6 (And) (veneno) poison; animal poison
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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