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trompa

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trompa(
trohm
-
pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (animal anatomy)
a. trunk (of elephant)
Los elefantes usan su trompa para muchos fines, como alimentarse y defenderse.Elephants use their trunks for many purposes, such as feeding and defending themselves.
b. proboscis (of insect)
Las abejas recogen el nectar de las flores con su trompa.Bees gather the nectar from flowers using their proboscises.
c. snout (of anteater or tapir)
El oso hormiguero buscaba comida con su trompa.The anteater was using its snout to look for food.
2. (musical instrument)
a. French horn
La trompa es un instrumento difícil de dominar.The French horn is a difficult instrument to master.
b. horn
Manuel toca la trompa en una orquesta sinfónica.Manuel plays the horn in a symphony orchestra.
3. (female anatomy)
a. tube
Se ligó las trompas para no tener más hijos.She had her tubes tied so as not to have any more children.
4. (toy)
a. spinning top
La trompa zumbaba al girar.The spinning top whirred as it spun.
5. (architecture)
a. squinch
La trompa se originó en la arquitectura islámica.The squinch had its origins in Islamic architecture.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(anatomy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mouth
¡Qué tonterías dices! ¡Cierra la trompa!Stop that nonsense and shut your mouth!
b. lips
¡Qué trompa tiene la conductora del programa!What lips the host of the program has!
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drunkenness)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. binge
La trompa de anoche no terminó bien.Yesterday's binge didn't end well.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A los dieciocho años cogí una trompa monumental.At the age of eighteen, I got completely smashed.
El viernes cogimos una trompa espantosa.We got really plastered on Friday.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
8. (profession)
a. horn player
Es el trompa principal en la Filarmónica de Los Ángeles.He is the principal horn player in the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drunk)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. smashed
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Vete a la cama, ¡estás totalmente trompa!Go to bed, you're completely smashed!
b. plastered
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Estaba trompa y le contó algunas cosas muy personales.She was plastered, and she told him some very personal things.
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trompa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (music)
a. horn
2. (de elefante)
a. trunk
3. (de oso hormiguero)
a. snout
4. (de insecto)
a. proboscis
5. (anatomy)
a. tube
trompa de Eustaquio/de FalopioEustachian/Fallopian tube
6. (músico)
a. horn player
7. (colloquial)
a.
coger o pillar una trompato get plastered
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
8. (colloquial)
a. plastered
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trompa
1 (Música) horn
sonar la trompa marcial to sound a warlike note
trompa de caza hunting horn
2 (juguete) spinning top
3 (Zoología) [de elefante] trunk; [de insecto] proboscis
4 (nariz) snout (muy_familiar); hooter (muy_familiar); (Latinoamérica) (labios) thick lips
plural
; (p)
blubber lips
plural
; (p)
¡cierra la trompa! (Centroamérica) (México) shut your trap! (muy_familiar)
5 (Anatomía) tube; duct
ligadura de trompas tubal ligation
vasectomías y otras tantas ligaduras de trompas
trompa de Eustaquio Eustachian tube
trompa de Falopio Fallopian tube
6 (Meteorología)
7 (borrachera)
cogerse o agarrarse una trompa to get tight (familiar)
8 (México) (Ferro) cowcatcher
1 (Música) horn player
2 (S. Cone) (patrón) boss; chief
adjective
estar trompa to be tight (familiar)
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