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castaña
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castaña(
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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. (culinary)
a. chestnut
Comimos muchas castañas en las fiestas decembrinas.We ate a lot of chestnuts during the holidays.
2. (container)
a. jug
La castaña ya no tenía ni una gota de agua.The jug didn't have any water left.
3. (hairdo)
a. chignon
Creo que una castaña te quedaría bien.I think that a chignon would look good on you.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(blow with the hand)
a. slap
La castaña dejó una marca roja en su cachete.The slap left a red mark on his cheek.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(blow)
a. punch
Con esa castaña seguramente lo noqueó.He surely knocked him out with that punch.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(something boring)
a. bore
Muchas de las pláticas de la conferencia fueron una castaña.Many of the talks at the conference were a bore.
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castaña
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fruto)
a. chestnut
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
sacarle a alguien las castañas del fuegoto get somebody out of trouble
castaña de aguawater chestnut
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bash
4. (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
agarrarse una castañato get legless
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. bore
este libro es una castañathis book is boring
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castaña
1 (fruto) chestnut
conducir a toda castaña to drive flat out
sacar a algn las castañas del fuego to get sb off the hook
ser una castaña to be a drag (familiar)
¡toma castaña! (indicando disfrute) take that!; (indicando sorpresa) just imagine!
castaña de agua water chestnut
castaña de Indias horse chestnut
castaña del Brasil castaña de Pará Brazil nut
2 (golpe) punch
darse una castaña to give o.s. a knock
3 (borrachera)
cogerse una castaña to get pissed (vulgar)
4 [de pelo] bun; chignon
5 (vasija) demijohn
6 (año)
tiene 71 castañas he's 71 (years old)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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