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cuña
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cuña(
koo
-
nyah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (triangular piece of metal or wood)
a. wedge
El camión rodó cuesta abajo porque el conductor no puso una cuña bajo las ruedas.The truck rolled downhill because the driver didn't place a wedge under the wheels.
b. chock
No podía mover el coche porque alguien había colocado una cuña bajo la rueda.I couldn't move the car because someone had placed a chock under the wheel.
2. (advertisement)
a. ad
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La cuña emitida en el programa tenía una duración de 20 segundos.The ad shown during the program lasted 20 seconds
b. advert (United Kingdom)
En Fin de Año emitir una cuñas en la televisión sale más caro.Broadcasting adverts on TV on New Year's Eve is more expensive.
c. slot
Compré una cuña que anunciaba mi empresa en el horario de más audiencia.I bought a slot promoting my company during prime time.
3. (toilet pan)
a. bedpan
La enfermera vació la cuña que le había puesto debajo al enfermo.The nurse emptied the bedpan that she had placed under the patient.
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cuña
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pieza)
a. wedge
2. (de publicidad)
a. commercial break
3. (orinal)
a. bedpan
4. (enchufe)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener cuñato have friends in high places
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cuña
1 (Técnica) wedge; [de rueda] chock
2 (Tipografía) quoin
3
meter cuña to sow discord
4 (pez gordo) big shot (familiar); fat cat (familiar)
tener cuñas to have a lot of influence o pull
5 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (Automóviles) two-seater car
6 (Rad) (TV) spot; slot; (Prensa) space filler; brief item
cuña publicitaria commercial
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