musaraña
musaraña
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (animal)
a. shrew
Las musarañas son excelentes cazadoras gracias a su buen sentido del olfato y del oído.Shrews are excellent hunters thanks to their good sense of smell and hearing.
Las musarañas se alimentan principalmente de insectos.Shrews feed mainly on insects.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(small spot floating in the eye)
a. speck
No sé qué es, pero veo un montón de musarañas negras. Tengo que ir al oftalmólogo.I don't know what's causing it, but I see a lot of black specks. I need to see the ophthalmologist.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(gesture)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. face
"¡Qué asco!" dijo la niña haciendo una musaraña al ver el plato lleno de espinacas."How disgusting!" said the girl, pulling a face when she saw the plate full of spinach.
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musaraña
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (zoology)
a. shrew
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
mirar a las musarañasto stare into space o thin air
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
pensar en las musarañasto have one's head in the clouds
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musaraña
1 (Zoología) shrew
2 (mota) speck floating in the eye
mirar a las musarañas to stare vacantly o into space
pensar en las musarañas to daydream
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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