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agalla
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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in senses 1) and 2).
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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. (animal anatomy)
a. gill
El color rojizo de las agallas indica que el pescado es fresco.The reddish color of the gills shows that the fish is fresh.
2. (botany)
a. gall
El tronco del alcornoque está lleno de agallas porque la infección se ha extendido.The trunk of the cork oak is full of galls because the infection has spread.
b. oak apple
El árbol tiene agallas por culpa de unas larvas.The tree has some oak apples because of larvae.
agallas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(courage)
a. guts
Pablo le echó agallas al enfrentarse al ladrón que estaba en su casa.It took guts for Pablo to take on the robber in his house.
b. pluck
Pese a varios desencuentros, Laura sigue teniendo las agallas de decir lo que piensa.Despite several arguments, Laura continues to have the pluck to speak her mind.
4.
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)
(anatomy)
a. tonsils
Al muchacho le extirparon las agallas porque se le inflamaron.The boy had his tonsils out because they became inflamed.
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agalla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de pez)
a. gill
2. (de árbol)
a. gall
3. (valor)
a. guts, pluck
tener agallas para hacer algoto have the guts to do something
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agalla
1 (Botánica) gall
agalla de roble oak apple
2 [de pez] gill
3 agallas (valor) pluck; guts (familiar)
tener (muchas) agallas to be brave; have guts (familiar); es hombre de agallas he's got guts (familiar)
4 (Latinoamérica)
tener agallas (ser glotón) to be greedy; (ser tacaño) to be mean; (ser descarado) to have lots of cheek (familiar)
5 (S. Cone)
tener agallas (ser astuto) to be sharp; be smart
6 agallas (amígdalas) tonsils; (anginas) tonsillitis
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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