mote(
mot
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (speck)
a. la mota
(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).
I could see dust motes floating around in the light cast by the moon.Podía ver motas de polvo que flotaban en la luz que arrojaba la luna.
The operating room was so clean that there wasn't even a mote of dust.El quirófano estaba tan limpio que no había ni siquiera una mota de polvo.
2. (religious)
a. la paja
(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).
Rob could always see the mote in his neighbor's eye.Rob siempre era capaz de ver la paja en ojo ajeno.
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mote [məʊt]
noun
átomo (m); mota (f)
to see the mote in our neighbour's eye and not the beam in our own ver la paja en el ojo ajeno y no la viga en el propio
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mote(
moh
-
teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (alias)
a. nickname
Mi nombre es Antonio, pero mis amigos me llaman por mi mote, "Pie grande".My name is Antonio, but my friends call me by my nickname, "Bigfoot".
2. (culinary) (Andes)
a. boiled corn
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Esta noche vamos a hacer mote, un plato típico de esta región.Tonight we're making boiled corn, a typical dish from the region.
b. boiled maize (United Kingdom)
Usamos el maíz que no servimos con el ceviche para hacer mote.The maize that we didn't serve with the ceviche was used to make boiled maize.
3. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. husked wheat
Se necesita mote, huesillos, miel y canela para preparar esta bebida.You need husked wheat, dried peaches, honey, and cinnamon to make this drink.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mistake)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. blunder
¡Qué mote fue llamar a su pareja por otro nombre!What a blunder it was for him to call his date by the wrong name!
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mote
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. nickname
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mote
1 (apodo) nickname
le pusieron el mote de "el abuelo" they nicknamed him o they gave him the nickname "Grandad"
nos llaman por el mote de mi abuelo # los Tejeros"
2 (Hist) motto; device
mote
1 (And) (S. Cone) (trigo) boiled wheat; (maíz) boiled maize; boiled corn; (EEUU)
mote con huesillos (Chile) maize and peach drink
2 (S. Cone)
pelar mote to gossip
como mote in large numbers
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