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piedra
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piedra(
pyeh
-
drah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (mineral)
a. stone
El granito es un tipo de piedra dura.Granite is a type of hard stone.
2. (piece)
a. stone
Tengo una piedra en el zapato.There's a stone in my shoe.
b. rock
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La playa a la que fuimos estaba llena de piedras.The beach we went to was full of rocks.
3. (medicine)
a. stone
Me quitaron tres piedras de la vesícula.I had three stones removed from my gallbladder.
4. (meteorology)
a. hailstone
Cayeron enormes piedras del cielo.Enormous hailstones fell from the sky.
5. (of a lighter)
a. flint
La piedra del mechero está bien pero falta fluido.The flint of the lighter is fine but there's no fluid.
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piedra
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (material, roca)
a. stone
una casa/un muro de piedraa stone house/wall
poner la primera piedrato lay the foundation stone
dejar a alguien de piedrato stun somebody
no dejar piedra sobre piedrato leave no stone standing
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
menos da una piedrait's better than nothing
quedarse de piedrato be thunderstruck
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tirar la piedra y esconder la manoto play the innocent
4. (también fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
piedra angularcornerstone
piedra pómez/preciosapumice/precious stone
5. (de mechero)
a. flint
6. (en vejiga, riñón, vesícula)
a. stone
una piedra en la vesículaa gallstone
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piedra
1 (material) stone; (trozo) stone; rock; (EEUU)
la piedra de la torre está gastada the stone in the tower is ruined; un puente de piedra a stone bridge; nos tiraban piedras they were throwing stones at us; primera piedra foundation stone; colocar la primera piedra to lay the foundation stone; ¿quién se atreve a lanzar la primera piedra? which of you shall cast the first stone?
no dejar piedra por mover to leave no stone unturned
no dejar piedra sobre piedra to raze to the ground
hablar piedras (And) to talk through the back of one's head (familiar)
menos da una piedra it's better than nothing
pasarse a algn por la piedra to lay sb (familiar)
no ser de piedra
no soy de piedra I'm not made of stone; I do have feelings
tener el corazón de piedra to be hard-hearted
tirar la piedra y esconder la mano to be a grass snake
tirar piedras a o contra su propio tejado to shoot o.s. in the foot
piedra angular cornerstone
piedra arenisca sandstone
piedra caliza limestone
piedra de afilar piedra de amolar grindstone
piedra de cal limestone
piedra de escándalo source of scandal
piedra de molino millstone
piedra de toque touchstone
piedra filosofal philosopher's stone
piedra fundamental foundation stone; basis; cornerstone
piedra imán lodestone
piedra poma (México)piedra pómez pumice (stone)
piedra preciosa precious stone
2 [de mechero] flint
3 (Med) stone
4 (Meteorología) hailstone
5
en piedra (S. Cone) (Culin) with hot sauce
(Caribe) (pesado) bore
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