mouth
mouth(
mauth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la boca
(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 opened my mouth so the dentist could examine my teeth.Abrí la boca para que el dentista pudiera examinar mis dientes.
2. (opening)
a. la entrada
(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).
We finally arrived at the mouth of the tunnel.Por fin llegamos a la entrada del túnel.
b. la apertura
(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).
The mouth of this can is really narrow.La apertura de esta lata es muy estrecha.
c. la boca
(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).
There were lots of bats at the mouth of the cave.Había muchos murciélagos en la boca de la cueva.
d. la desembocadura
(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).
(of a river)
The mouth of the Mississippi River is in the Gulf of Mexico.La desembocadura del río Misisipi está en el golfo de México.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to articulate silently)
a. articular
The performer mouthed the words to the song instead of actually singing.El intérprete articuló las palabras de la canción en vez de realmente cantar.
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mouth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person, animal, tunnel)
a. la boca
(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).
2. (of river)
a. la desembocadura
(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).
we have seven mouths to feedtenemos siete bocas que alimentar
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
keep your mouth shut about thisno digas ni mu or
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have a big mouthser un(a) bocazas or
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he's all mouthtodo lo hace de boquilla or
to put words into somebody's mouthponer palabras en boca de alguien
mouth organarmónica f
mouth ulcerllaga en la boca
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (without sincerity)
a. decir mecánicamente
7. (silently)
a. decir moviendo sólo los labios
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mouth [maʊθ]
noun
mouths (plural) [maʊðz] (Anat) boca (f); [of bottle] boca (f); abertura (f); [of cave] entrada (f); [of river] desembocadura (f); [of channel] embocadero (m); [of wind instrument] boquilla (f)
to foam or froth at the mouth espumajear
to open one's mouth abrir la boca
he never opened his mouth at the meeting en la reunión no abrió la boca; she didn't dare to open her mouth no se atrevió a decir ni pío
he's got a [big] mouth es un bocazas > me and my big mouth! ¡quién me mandaría abrir la boca!
he's all mouth and (no) trousers (Britain) se le va (toda) la fuerza por la boca (informal); es un fanfarrón or un fantasma (informal)
to be down in the mouth estar deprimido
to shoot one's mouth off hablar más de la cuenta
to keep one's mouth shut callarse; no decir ni esta boca es mía
shut your mouth! ¡cállate ya!
to stop sb's mouth hacer callar a algn
watch your mouth! ¡cuidadito con lo que dices!
to put words into sb's mouth poner palabras en boca de algn
[maʊð]
transitive verb
(insincerely) soltar; (affectedly) pronunciar con afectación; articular con rimbombancia
"go away!" she mouthed —¡vete de aquí! —dijo moviendo mudamente los labios
[maʊθ]
modifier
mouth organ (n) especially (Britain) armónica (f)
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