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pega
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pega(
peh
-
gah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (adhesive substance)
a. glue
Usa esta pega para pegar la foto a la cartulina.Use this glue to glue the photo to the display board.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drawback)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. snag
La pega que le veo yo a la casa es lo pequeño que es el jardín.The snag I find with the house is how small the garden is.
3. (obstacle)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. problem
Fui a hacerme el visado y todo eran pegas.I went to get my visa and it was all problems.
b. objection
Puso muchas pegas pero al final aceptó.He raised many objections but eventually he agreed.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(labor) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. work
No puedo salir esta noche porque tengo mucha pega.I can't go out tonight because I have a lot of work.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(post) (Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. job
Me he quedado sin pega.I've lost my job.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(practical joke)
a. trick
Siempre le hacíamos pegas al profesor.We always used to play tricks on our teacher.
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pega
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (obstáculo)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. difficulty, hitch
poner pegas (a)to find problems (with)
de pegafalse, fake
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pega
1 (dificultad) snag; problem
todo son pegas there's nothing but problems; poner pegas (objetar a algo) to raise objections; (crear problemas) to cause trouble
2
de pega (falso) false; dud (familiar); (de imitación) fake; sham; bogus; un billete de pega a dud banknote (familiar)
3 (acción) sticking
4 (chasco) practical joke; (truco) hoax; trick
5 (paliza) beating; beating-up (familiar)
6 (Caribe) (S. Cone) (México) (trabajo) work
7 (Caribe) (liga) birdlime
8 (S. Cone) [de enfermedad] infectious period
9
estar en la pega (S. Cone) to be at one's best
jugar a la pega (And) to play tag
ser el pega to be the one who always sees problems
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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