nut
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nut(
nuht
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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. (food)
a. la nuez
(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 don't like brownies with nuts in them.No me gustan los brownies con nueces.
b. el fruto seco
(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).
It's very common to have an allergy to nuts.La alergia a los frutos secos es muy común.
2. (construction)
a. la tuerca
(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 still need another nut to finish the shelf.Todavía necesitamos otra tuerca para acabar el estante.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(follower)
a. el fan
(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).
, la fan
(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 father has always been a soccer nut.Mi padre siempre ha sido un fan del fútbol.
b. el fanático
(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).
, la fanática
(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).
She's a nut when it comes to baseball.Ella es una fanática del béisbol.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(crazy person)
a. el loco
(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).
, la loca
(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 drives like a nut.Maneja como un loco.
b. el chiflado
(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).
, la chiflada
(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 that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Your ex-boyfriend was a total nut.Tu ex-novio era un verdadero chiflado.
5. (head)
a. el coco
(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)
You've got to start using your nut or you'll fail out of that class.Tienes que empezar a usar el coco o suspenderás el curso.
nuts
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(crazy)
a. loco
My teacher is completely nuts.Mi maestro está totalmente loco.
b. chiflado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Don't talk to me; you're nuts!No me hables. ¡Estás chiflado!
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(testicles)
a. los huevos
(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 crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
My youngest nephew punched me in the nuts.Mi sobrino menor me dio un puñetazo en los huevos.
NUT
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
8. (National Union of Teachers) (United Kingdom)
a. el sindicato británico de profesores
(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).
Mr. Jones is a member of NUT, which advocates for better working conditions for teachers.El Sr. Jones es miembro del sindicato británico de profesores, que propugna mejores condiciones laborales para maestros.
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nut
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (food)
a. el fruto seco
(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).
2. (walnut)
a. la nuez
(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).
3. (peanut)
a. el cacahuete
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. el maní
(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).
c. el cacahuate
(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).
4. (hazelnut)
a. la avellana
(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).
5. (almond)
a. la almendra
(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).
nuts and raisinsfrutos secos
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a hard or tough nutun hueso (duro de roer)
7. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a tough or hard nut to crackun hueso duro de roer
8. (colloquial)
a. el coco
(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).
(head)
to be off one's nutestar mal de la azotea
he'll do his nut when he finds out!¡se va a cabrear or
9. (colloquial)
a. el chiflado(a)
(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).
la chiflado(a)
(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).
(mad person)
b. el chalado(a)
(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).
la chalado(a)
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a jazz/tennis nutun/una loco(a) del jazz/tenis
10. (for fastening bolt)
a. la tuerca
(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).
11. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the nuts and boltslos aspectos prácticos
12. (very fam)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(testicle)
nutshuevos albóndigas fpl
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nut [nʌt]
noun
1 (Téc) tuerca (f)
the nuts and bolts of a scheme los aspectos prácticos de un proyecto
2 (Bot) nuez (f)
to be a hard or tough nut
it's a hard or tough nut to crack es un hueso duro de roer; he's a tough nut es un tipo duro
3 (head) coco (informal) (m)
to do one's nut (Britain) salirse de sus casillas (informal)
to be off one's nut estar chiflado or chalado (informal)
you must be off your nut! ¿tú estás chalado o qué? (informal)
4 (crazy person) chifladoachiflada (informal) (m) (f);a chiflada chaladoachalada (informal) (m) (f);a chalada
5 nuts (testicles) cojones (vulgar) (m); huevos (vulgar) (m)
6 nuts! ¡narices! (informal)
modifier
nut chocolate (n) chocolate (m) de nueces
nut tree (n) (hazel) avellano (m); (walnut) nogal (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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