la piña
-the pineapple
See the entry for piña.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (fruit of the pineapple tree)
a. pineapple
La piña madura es muy dulce.Ripe pineapple is very sweet.
2. (fruit of the pine tree)
a. pine cone
Salieron a recoger piñas en el bosque para hacer un adorno navideño.They went to collect pine cones in the forest to make a Christmas decoration.
3. (botany)
a. pineapple
Vamos a plantar unas piñas a lo largo de la avenida.We're going to plant some pineapples along the avenue.
4. (tight-knit group)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. close-knit group
Mis amigos y yo somos una piña.My friends and I are a close-knit group.
b. closed circle
El club de astronautas es una piña.The astronauts club is a closed circle.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. punch
Estaba tan enojada que le dio una piña a la nariz.She was so mad she gave him a punch on the nose.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in Peru
a. bad luck
El incendio que arrasó nuestra casa fue una piña.The fire that devastated our home was bad luck.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(having bad luck)
Regionalism used in Peru
a. unlucky
Primero se le muere el perro y luego el gato. De veras es bien piña.First his dog dies, and then his cat. He sure is unlucky.
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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. (fruta)
a. pineapple
piña coladapiña colada
2. (del pino)
a. pine cone
3. (de gente)
a. close-knit group
formar una piñato rally round
4. (colloquial)
a. knock, bash
darse una piñato have a crash
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1 [de pino] pine cone
2 (fruta) pineapple
piña de América piña de las Indias pineapple
3 [de personas] (grupo) group; (conjunto) cluster; knot; (corrillo) clique; closed circle
como una piña
estaban unidos como una piña they were a very close-knit group
4 (Caribe) (México) [de rueda] hub
5 (golpe) punch; bash (familiar)
darse una piña to have a crash; darse piñas to fight; exchange blows
6 (México) [de revólver] chamber
7 (And)
¡qué piña! bad luck!; estar piña to be unlucky
(Centroamérica) poof (muy_familiar); faggot (muy_familiar); (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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