migas(
mee
-
gahs
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. fried breadcrumbs
Cocina en la sartén las migas con chorizo y pimiento.Cook the fried breadcrumbs with chorizo and pepper in a pan.
miga
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (little piece)
a. crumb
Hice un bizcocho y gustó tanto que solo han quedado las migas.I baked a cake and everyone liked it so much that there are only crumbs left.
b. bit
Machaqué las galletas hasta hacerlas migas como decía la receta.I smashed the cookies to bits as the recipe said.
3. (inner part of a loaf of bread)
a. crumb
De pequeña, solía comerme la miga del pan y no la corteza.I used to eat the bread crumb and not the crust when I was younger.
4. (essence)
a. substance
Este tema tiene mucha miga, así que escribiré la tesis sobre él.There's a lot of substance to this topic, so I've decided to write my thesis on it.
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miga
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de pan)
a. crumb
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener migato have a lot to it
3. (culinary)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
migasfried breadcrumbs
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer buenas/malas migasto get on well/badly
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacerse migasto be smashed to bits
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
hacer migas a alguiento shatter somebody
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miga
1 [de pan]
la miga the inside part of the bread; the crumb; se separa la corteza de la miga remove the crust from the bread
2 migas (Culin) fried breadcrumbs
hacer buenas migas con algn to get on well with sb
3 (sustancia) substance
esto tiene su miga there's more to this than meets the eye
4 (pedazo) bit
hacer algo migas to break o smash sth to pieces; hacer migas a algn to shatter sb; tener los pies hechos migas to be footsore
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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