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pamplina

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USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in senses 3) and 4).
pamplina(
pahm
-
plee
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nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (botany)
a. chickweed
Las pamplinas infestaron mi jardín.Chickweeds have infested my garden.
2. (culinary)
a. chickweed
La pamplina se usa en ensaladas, pero es tóxica si comes mucha.Chickweed is used in salads, but it's toxic if you eat too much.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(silly remark)
a. nonsense
No viste ningún fantasma. ¡Deja de decir pamplinas!You didn't see any ghost. Stop talking nonsense!
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(flattery)
a. smooth talk
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Basta de pamplina! Dime la verdad. ¿Me queda bien este vestido?Enough smooth talk! Tell me the truth. Does this dress look good on me?
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pamplina
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
a. trifle, unimportant thing
¡no me vengas con pamplinas!don't try that nonsense with me!
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pamplina
1 (tontería) silly remark
¡pamplinas! rubbish!; nonsense!; eso son pamplinas that's a load of rubbish; sin más pamplinas without any more beating about the bush
2 (aspaviento) fuss
3 (zalamería) soft soap (familiar)
no me vengas con pamplinas don't come to me with that soft soap (familiar)
4 (Botánica) chickweed
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