la punzada
-the prick
See the entry for punzada.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (puncture)
a. prick
El niño gritó cuando sintió la punzada de la jeringa.The child screamed when he felt the prick of the syringe.
2. (stab of pain)
a. stabbing pain
Cuando respiro, siento una punzada en el pecho.I feel a stabbing pain in my chest when I breathe.
b. shooting pain
Me torcí el tobillo y ahora siento una punzada cada vez que camino.I sprained my ankle and now I feel a shooting pain every time I walk.
3. (fit)
a. pang
Lucas sintió una punzada de celos cuando su hermano ganó la lotería.Lucas felt a pang of jealousy when his brother won the lottery.
b. twinge
Sufrió una punzada de tristeza cuando su perro murió.She experienced a twinge of sadness when her dog died.
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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. (pinchazo)
a. prick
2. (dolor intenso)
a. stabbing pain
3. (de remordimiento)
a. pang, twinge
1 (puntura) prick; jab
2 (Med) (punto) stitch; (dolor) twinge (of pain); shooting pain; (espasmo) spasm
3 [de pena, remordimiento] pang; twinge
4 (Caribe) (insolencia) cheek (familiar); nerve
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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