needle
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needle(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sewing)
a. la aguja
(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 can't start sewing yet because I can't thread the needle.No puedo empezar a coser porque todavía no pude enhebrar la aguja.
2. (knitting)
a. la aguja de punto
(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).
My grandmother used to spend hours knitting sweaters with her needles.Mi abuela pasaba horas tejiendo suéteres con sus agujas de punto.
3. (of a record player)
a. la aguja
(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 can't play vinyl records because the needle is broken.No podemos poner discos de vinilo porque la aguja está rota.
4. (medicine)
a. la aguja
(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).
He looked away when the nurse inserted the needle into his skin.Apartó la mirada cuando la enfermera le pinchó con la aguja.
5. (pointer)
a. la aguja
(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 compass needle pointed north.La aguja de la brújula apuntaba al norte.
6. (botany)
a. la aguja
(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 pine tree is losing its needles.Al pino se le están cayendo las agujas.
b. la acícula
(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).
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
A tree is dying when it drops green needles.Un árbol está moribundo cuando pierde acículas verdes.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(rivalry)
a. el pique
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The needle between the teams is magnified by the press.La prensa exagera el pique entre los equipos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to annoy)
a. pinchar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'm trying to study. Stop needling me!Estoy tratando de estudiar. ¡Deja de pincharme!
b. picar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Sarah continued to needle Mark until he left the room.Sarah siguió picando a Mark hasta que salió de la habitación.
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needle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for sewing, of compass, of pine-tree)
a. la aguja
(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).
it's like looking for a needle in a haystackes como buscar una aguja en un pajar
2. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to give somebody the needlefastidiar a alguien
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
needle matchpartido m a muerte or con tintes revanchistas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (colloquial)
a. pinchar, picar
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needle [ˈniːdl]
noun
1 (for sewing) aguja (f)
to get the needle ponerse negro (informal)
to give sb the needle pinchar a algn; meterse con algn
it's like looking for a needle in a haystack es como buscar una aguja en un pajar
2 (Bot) aguja (f); acícula (f)
pine needle aguja (f) de pino
3 rivalidad (f); pique (m)
4 (drugs) droga (f)
transitive verb
1 pinchar (informal); fastidiar
2 (US) [+drink] añadir alcohol a
modifier
needle case (n) alfiletero (m)
needle exchange (n) (centro (m)) de intercambio (m) de jeringuillas
Measures such as needle exchanges and health education schemes had worked extremely successfully ...needle exchange schemes
needle match (n) partido (m) de máxima rivalidad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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