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jaiba

jaiba(
hay
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bah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. crab
Vimos jaibas caminando por las rocas en la ribera.We saw crabs crawling on the rocks on the riverside.
b. crayfish
Como otros crustáceos, la jaiba tiene un exoesqueleto segmentado.Like other crustaceans, the crayfish has a segmented exoskeleton.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. crab
Esta noche voy a preparar ceviche de jaiba y camarón para la cena.Tonight I'm making ceviche with crab and shrimp for dinner.
b. crayfish
Saca la langosta del agua hirviendo y añade la jaiba.Remove the lobster from the boiling water and add the crayfish.
3. (anatomy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mouth
Diego se cubrió la jaiba cuando sonrió porque sus dientes torcidos le daban vergüenza.Diego covered his mouth when he smiled because he was embarrassed of his crooked teeth.
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jaiba
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. crayfish
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
jaiba
1 (Latinoamérica) (cangrejo) crab
2 (And) (boca) mouth
abrir la jaiba to show o.s. greedy for money
(Caribe) (México) sharp customer (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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