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paja

paja(
pah
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hah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (dried grass)
a. straw
El cerdito hizo su casa de paja, pero el lobo la derribó.The little pig made his house out of straw, but the wolf blew it down.
b. hay
Nuestro caballo tiene una dieta constante de paja y verduras frescas.Our horse has a regular diet of hay and fresh vegetables.
2. (tube for drinking)
a. straw
Ella prefiere beber con una paja para evitar que el hielo entre en su boca.She prefers to drink through a straw to prevent ice from going into her mouth.
3. (padding)
a. filler
La mayoría del diario gratis es solo paja.Most of the free newspaper is just filler.
4.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(act of masturbation)
a. hand job
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Su novia le hizo una paja.His girlfriend gave him a hand job.
b. wank
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(United Kingdom)
Pepe se hizo una paja en el parque.Pepe had a wank in the park.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Te acabas de hacer una paja?Did you just jerk off?
Rodolfo está arriba haciéndose una paja.Rodolfo's upstairs jerking off.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bore) (River Plate)
a. drag
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El lunes empiezan las clases. ¡Qué paja!School starts next Monday. What a drag!
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Llovía tanto que nos dio paja ir a la fiesta y nos quedamos en casa.It was raining so hard we didn't feel like going to the party so we stayed home.
¿Quién puede sacar a pasear al perro? A mí me da paja.Who can take the dog out for a walk? I can't be bothered.
6. (nonsense)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. junk
No le hagas caso. Habla mucha paja.Don't pay attention to him. He talks a lot of junk.
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paja
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (hierba, caña)
a. straw
2. (fig)
a. waffle
3. (muy fam)
a. wank (United Kingdom)
b. jerkoff
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
la pajato jerk off to have a wank
paja
1 (Agr) straw; (de beber) straw; (Latinoamérica) (leña) dried brushwood
sombrero de paja straw hat; techo de paja thatched roof; hombre de paja front man (familiar)
[techo] de paja
lo hizo en un quitarme las pajas she did it in a jiffy (familiar)
riñeron por un quítame allá esas pajas they quarrelled o quarreled over nothing; (EEUU)
ver la paja en el ojo ajeno y no la viga en el propio to see the mote in sb else's eye and not the beam in one's own
2 trash; rubbish; garbage; (EEUU) (en libro, ensayo) padding; waffle (familiar)
hinchar un libro con mucha paja to pad a book out; meter paja to waffle
3 (masturbación)
hacerse una paja volarse la paja (Centroamérica) to wank (vulgar); jerk off (vulgar)
4 (And) (Chile)
paja brava tall altiplano grass
5 (And) (Centroamérica)(also paja de agua) (grifo) tap; faucet; (EEUU) (canal) canal
6 (S. Cone) (droga) dope (muy_familiar)
7 (Centroamérica) (mentira) lie; fib (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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