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mella
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mella(
meh
-
yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (crack)
a. notch
El cuchillo no cortaba muy bien porque tenía una mella en la hoja.The knife wouldn't cut very well because it had a notch in the blade.
b. nick
Me corté mientras me afeitabla por culpa de las mellas de la cuchilla.I cut myself while shaving because there were some nicks in the razor.
c. chip
No lo había notado antes, pero el cántaro de porcelana que compramos tiene una mella.I hadn't noticed before, but the porcelain pitcher we bought has a chip.
2. (space)
a. gap
Cuando se me cayeron las paletas me quedó una mella en la boca.When my central incisors fell out I was left with a gap in my teeth.
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mella
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (muesca, hendidura)
a. nick
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer mella ento make a dent in
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer mella en alguiento make an impression on somebody
4. (en dentadura)
a. gap
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mella
1 (rotura) nick; notch; (en dientes) gap
2
hacer mella en algo/algn (impresión) to make an impression on sth/sb
la crisis ha hecho mella en los bolsillos de los europeos Europeans are feeling the pinch because of the crisis; la compra de unos terrenos parece haber hecho mella en su imagen the purchase of some land seems to have damaged his image; la fatiga habrá hecho mella en los reflejos de muchos corredores fatigue will have affected the reflexes of many runners
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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