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tira
tira(
tee
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rah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (piece of cloth)
a. strip
Usé tiras de tela para hacer un torniquete y detener la hemorragia.I used strips of cloth to make a tourniquet and stop the bleeding.
b. strap
Siempre llevo camisetas para que no se vean las tiras de mi sujetador.I always wear T-shirts so that the straps of my bra don't show.
2. (literature)
a. comic strip
No creo que haya una tira mejor que la de Calvin y Hobbes.I don't think there is a better comic strip than Calvin and Hobbes.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(a large quantity)
a. lots
Hubo la tira de gente esperando entrar al nuevo restaurante.There were lots of people waiting to get into the new restaurant.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(police)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. cops
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Rápido, esconde las botellas de cerveza. Viene la tira.Quick, hide the beer bottles. The cops are coming.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(police officer)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. undercover cop
Un tira arrestó al mafioso por estar vendiendo drogas.An undercover cop arrested the gangster for selling drugs.
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tira
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (banda cortada)
a. strip
2. (tirante)
a. strap
3. (de viñetas)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tira (cómica)comic o cartoon strip
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
me gustó la tiraI really loved it
¿tienes juguetes? — ¡la tira!have you got any toys? — loads (of them)!
la tira deloads of
hace la tira que no viene por aquíit's ages since she's been here
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hubo un tira y afloja entre las dos partesthere was a lot of hard bargaining between the two sides
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tira
1 [de tela] strip; [de zapato] strap
cortar algo en tiras to cut sth into strips
tira cómica comic strip
tira de películas film strip
tira publicitaria flysheet; advertising leaflet
2
la tira
me gusta la tira I love it; ganan la tira they earn a packet (familiar); de eso hace la tira that was ages ago; la tira de loads of (familiar); masses of; estoy desde hace la tira de tiempo I've been here for absolutely ages
tira y afloja (negociaciones) hard bargaining; (concesiones) give and take; mutual concessions
plural
; (p)
tira
(Centroamérica) (México) police; cops (familiar)
plural
; (p)
(S. Cone) (plainclothes) cop (familiar); detective
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