mince
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mince
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to chop)
a. picar
After mincing the green peppers, add them to the frying pan.Después de picar los pimientos verdes, échalos a la sartén.
2. (to grind meat) (United Kingdom)
a. moler
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
If you don't mince the meat properly, your hamburguer won't have an even consistency.Si no mueles bien la carne, la hamburguesa no tendrá una consistencia uniforme.
b. picar (River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Joan and I minced the pork to make longaniza.Joan y yo picamos la carne de cerdo para hacer la longaniza.
3. (to made less harsh)
a. medir
Our boss doesn't mince his words; if you're not on point, you'll hear about it.Nuestra jefa no mide las palabras; si no estás dando la talla, te lo dirá.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. la carne molida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Once the mince is browned, add onions and garlic.Una vez que esté dorada la carne molida, incorpora la cebolla y el ajo.
b. la carne picada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Have you put the mince into the pies yet?¿Ya has puesto la carne picada en las empanadas?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to strut)
a. caminar con afectación
A beautiful blonde minced across the room and cut us all in line.Una hermosa rubia caminó con afectación a través del salón y se saltó la fila.
6.
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g. thou).
(archaic)
(to speak affectedly)
a. hablar remilgadamente
Everyone had grown tired of listening to Mary mince about the knights she saw at the palace.Todos estaban hartos de oír a Mary hablar remilgadamente de los caballeros que vio en el palacio.
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mince
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la carne
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(United Kingdom)
b. picada or
c. molida
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
mince pieempanada de carne picada
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (chop up)
a. picar
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she doesn't mince her wordsno tiene pelos en la lengua
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (walk)
a. caminar con afectación
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mince [mɪns]
noun
(Britain) (Cookery) (also minced meat) carne (f) picada
transitive verb
1 [+meat] picar
2
well, not to mince matters bueno, para decirlo francamente
not to mince one's words no tener pelos en la lengua
intransitive verb
(in walking) andar con pasos medidos; (in talking) hablar remilgadamente;
modifier
mince pie (n) pastel (m) de picadillo de fruta
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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