la pizca
-the pinch
See the entry for pizca.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (a little bit)
a. pinch
Añádele una pizca de paprika al arroz, pero no te pases.Add a pinch of paprika to the rice, but don't overdo it.
A este guiso le falta una pizca de sal para estar bien sabroso.This stew just needs a pinch of salt for it to be really tasty.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No entiendo ni pizca de lo que va todo eso.I don't have a clue what all that's about.
Este chico no tiene ni pizca de modestia.This guy isn't the least bit modest.
2. (agriculture)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. harvest
Los agricultores deben tener cuidado con los alacranes durante la pizca de maíz.Farmers have to watch out for scorpions during the corn harvest.
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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. (colloquial)
a. tiny bit
2. (de sal)
a. pinch
ni pizcanot one bit
1 (partícula) tiny bit; (migaja) crumb
una pizca de sal a pinch of salt
2 (rastro)
ni pizca not a bit; no tiene ni pizca de gracia it's not funny at all; no tiene ni pizca de verdad there's not a shred of truth in it
3 (México) (Agr) maize harvest
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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