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lima
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lima(
lee
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mah
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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. (fruit)
a. lime
Corta la lima en rodajas para exprimirlas en nuestras cervezas.Cut the lime in slices to squeeze them into our beers.
2. (fruit) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
a. lemon
Las limas no están muy dulces este año.The lemons aren't very sweet this year.
3. (botany)
a. lime tree
La lima en el patio no dio fruto esta temporada.The lime tree in the patio didn't bear fruit this season.
4. (culinary)
a. lime juice
La lima es muy refrescante.Lime juice is very refreshing.
5. (tool)
a. file
Necesitamos una lima para suavizar los bordes de las piezas de metal.We need a file to soften the edges of the metal pieces.
b. nail file (for nails)
Tengo que hacerme las uñas, pero no encuentro la lima.I need to do my nails, but I can't find my nail file.
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lima
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (herramienta)
a. file
lima de uñasnail file
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
comer como una limato eat like a horse
3. (fruto)
a. lime
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lima
(Botánica) lime; sweet-lime tree
lima
(Técnica)
1 (herramienta) file
comer como una lima to eat like a horse
lima de uñas lima para las uñas nail file; fingernail file; (EEUU)
2 (pulido) [de superficie] polishing
dar la última lima a una obra to put the finishing touches to a work
lima
(camisa) shirt
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