las alforjas
See the entry for alforja.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (bag)
a. saddlebag (for mount)
Los vaqueros llenaron las alforjas de comida.The cowboys filled the saddlebags with provisions.
b. knapsack (backpack)
El excursionista guarda en su alforja ropa, comida y un saco de dormir.The hiker keeps clothes, food and a sleeping-bag in his knapsack.
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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. (de persona)
a. knapsack
2. (de caballo)
a. saddlebag
[de jinete] saddlebag; (en bicicleta) pannier; (mochila) knapsack
alforjas (provisión) provisions for a journey; (for a journey)
sacar los pies de las alforjas to go off on a different tack
para ese viaje no hacían falta alforjas there was no point in bringing all this stuff; you didn't have to go to such trouble
pasarse a la otra alforja (S. Cone) to overstep the mark; go too far
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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