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plata
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plata(
plah
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tah
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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. (metal)
a. silver
En algunas regiones, la plata tiene más valor que el oro.In certain regions, silver is more valuable than gold.
2. (cash)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. money
Mira que tengas toda la plata en tu cartera.Make sure you have all your money in your wallet.
b. dough
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esta tele nueva me va a costar un montón de plata.This new tv is going to cost me a ton of dough.
3. (cutlery)
a. silverware
Usaré la plata especial para la comida de Navidad.I'll use the special silverware for Christmas dinner.
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plata
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. silver
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hablar en platato speak bluntly
plata de leysterling silver
plata macizasolid silver
3. (objetos de plata)
a. silverware
4. (dinero)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. money
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plata
1 (metal) silver; (vajilla) silverware; (Economía) silver
como una plata bright as a pin
hablar en plata to speak bluntly; speak frankly
2 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (dinero) money; (riqueza) wealth
podrido en plata stinking rich (familiar); rolling in it (familiar)
3
La Plata (río) the (River) Plate
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