morcilla(
mohr
-
see
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yah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (culinary)
a. blood sausage
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nunca he probado la morcilla.I've never tried blood sausage.
b. blood pudding
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Me das tu receta de lentejas con chorizo y morcilla?Can you give me your recipe for lentils with chorizo and blood pudding?
c. black pudding (United Kingdom)
Aquí venden morcilla y otros productos de carne.Black pudding and other meat products are sold here.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(theater)
a. improvisation
Las ingeniosas morcillas que introducían los actores mejoraban mucho la obra.The clever improvisations made by the actors made for a much better play.
b. ad-lib
Esa frase fue una morcilla del actor.That line was an ad-lib by the actor.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La actriz metía morcillas en el escenario.The actress ad-libbed on stage.
Al director le encanta que los actores metan morcillas.The director is delighted when actors ad-lib.
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morcilla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. black pudding (United Kingdom)
b. blood sausage
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡que te/os den morcilla!you can stuff it, then!
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morcilla
1 (Culin) blood sausage; black pudding; (México) (callos) tripe
¡que te den morcilla! get stuffed! (muy_familiar)
2 (Teat) ad lib
3 (pene) prick (vulgar)
4 (Caribe) (mentira) lie
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