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leña
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leña(
leh
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nyah
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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. (wood)
a. firewood
Nos hemos quedado sin leña para la chimenea.We have run out of firewood for the fire.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(beating)
a. hiding
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Cuando te pille te voy a dar leña de verdad.I'm going to give you a good hiding when I catch you.
3. (sports)
a. rough play
Hubo mucha leña en el partido del domingo.There was a lot of rough play at the match on Sunday.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(criticism)
a. flak
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Recibió mucha leña de la prensa por su último libro.He got a lot of flak from the press for his last book.
b. stick
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
El profesor dio bastante leña a los alumnos durante las exposiciones.The teacher gave the students a lot of stick during the presentations.
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leña
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (madera)
a. firewood
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
echar leña al fuegoto add fuel to the flames o fire
3. (colloquial)
a. beating
dar leña a alguiento beat somebody up
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leña
1 (para el fuego) firewood
hacer leña to gather firewood
echar leña al fuego to add fuel to the fire o flames
llevar leña al monte to carry coals to Newcastle
leña de oveja (S. Cone) sheep droppings
2 (golpes) thrashing; hiding
dar leña a algn cargar o hartar de leña a algn to thrash sb; give sb a good hiding
repartir leña to lash out; sacudirle leña a algn to give sb (some) stick (familiar); lay into sb (familiar)
La verdad es que la crítica en España me ha tratado siempre correctamente omuy bien, salvo en dos ocasiones, en las que me [han sacudido leña.]
trincar leña to sweat blood
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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