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breva
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breva(
breh
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bah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fruit)
a. early fig
Las brevas que dio la higuera el año pasado estaban muy jugosas.The early figs the fig tree gave last year were really juicy.
2. (cylinder of tobacco)
a. flat cigar
El anciano fumaba brevas y hacía anillos con el humo.The old man smoked flat cigars and blew smoke rings.
3. (tobacco made to be chewed)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. chewing tobacco
Los vaqueros de la película del oeste solían utilizar brevas en vez de cigarros.The cowboys in Westerns used chewing tobacco instead of cigars.
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breva
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruta)
a. early fig
2. (cigarro)
a. flat cigar
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡no caerá esa breva!some chance (of that happening)!
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breva
1 (Botánica) early fig
¡no caerá esa breva! no such luck!
pelar la breva (S. Cone) to steal
poner a algn como una breva to beat sb black and blue
2 (puro) flat cigar; (Caribe) [de calidad] good-quality cigar
3 (Latinoamérica) (tabaco) chewing tobacco
4 (puesto) plum; plum job; (gaje) perk (familiar)
5 (cosa fácil)
es una breva it's a cinch (muy_familiar); it's a pushover (familiar); para él es una breva it's chickenfeed to him (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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