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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. (culinary)
a. honey
Recomiendo que bebas té con miel para aliviarte el dolor de garganta.I recommend that you drink tea with honey to alleviate your sore throat.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. honey
las mieles del éxitothe sweet smell of success
2. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
miel sobre hojuelasall the better
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[de abejas] honey; (melaza) (also miel de caña, miel negra) molasses
las mieles del triunfo the sweet taste of success
miel sobre hojuelas
me gusta el trabajo, y si está bien pagado, pues es miel sobre hojuelas I enjoy the work, and if it's also well-paid, so much the better
dejar a algn con la miel en los labios to leave sb feeling cheated
los alemanes empataron al final y nos dejaron con la miel en los labios
quedarse con la miel en los labios to be left feeling cheated
a pesar de su continua ventaja, el corredor quedó al final con la miel en los labios
hazte de miel y te comerán las moscas if you are too nice people will take advantage of you
no hay miel sin hiel there's no rose without a thorn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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