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paliza
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “palizas” when used in contexts like that shown in 6).
paliza(
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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. (battering)
a. beating
Recibió una paliza tal que tuvo que ser hospitalizado.He got such a beating that he had to be hospitalized.
b. thrashing
Si vuelves a hacerlo, te doy una paliza.If you do it again I'll give you a thrashing.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(defeat)
a. thrashing
Prepárense porque les van a meter una buena paliza.Prepare yourselves because you're going to get a good thrashing.
b. beating
Les dieron una paliza en la final a pesar de que jugaban en casa.They got a beating at the finals in spite of playing at home.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boring event or task)
a. bore
Me cuesta mantenerme despierta en sus clases porque son una paliza.I find it difficult to stay awake in her classes because they're a bore.
b. drag
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Los trámites de admisión son una verdadera paliza.The admission process is a real drag.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tiring task)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Menuda paliza tener que viajar dos horas para ir a trabajar.Having to travel two hours to work must be really exhausting.
Ayer nos dimos una buena paliza cambiando los muebles de sitio.Yesterday we really wore ourselves out moving the furniture around.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(boring person)
a. bore
Es un paliza. Yo intento evitarlo por todos los medios.He's a bore. I try to avoid him as much as I can.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(annoying person)
a. pain in the neck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Eres un paliza. Deja ya de darme la vara.You are a pain in the neck. Stop bothering me.
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paliza
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (golpes, derrota)
a. beating
2. (esfuerzo)
a. hard grind
3. (colloquial)
a. drag
dar la paliza (a alguien)to go on and on (to somebody)
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser un paliza(s)to be a pain in the neck
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paliza
1 (tunda) beating; thrashing
dar o propinar una paliza a algn to give sb a beating; beat sb up (familiar); los críticos le dieron una paliza a la novela the critics panned o slated the novel (familiar)
2 (pesadez) bore
el viaje fue una paliza the journey was a real bore o drag (familiar); dar la paliza to be a pain
deja de dar la paliza con el camión, no te lo voy a comprar (a un niño) llevas todo el día dándome la paliza, ¿por qué no me dejas en paz?
darse la paliza (al estudiar, trabajar) to slog away
me he dado una paliza hoy a trabajar no sirve de nada que te des la paliza una semana antes del examen
(al tocarse, besarse) to be all over each other
3 (Dep) etc drubbing; thrashing
el Betis le dio una paliza al Barcelona Betis gave Barcelona a real thrashing; Betis thrashed Barcelona
(pesado) bore; pain (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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