ounce

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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. (unit of measurement)
a. la onza
(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 steak weighs six ounces.El bistec pesa seis onzas.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(small quantity)
a. la pizca
(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).
If there were an ounce of truth to that story, he'd already be in jail.Si hubiera una pizca de verdad en esa historia, ya estaría en la cárcel.
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ounce
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (measurement)
a. la onza
(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).
if you had an ounce of sensesi tuvieras dos dedos de frente
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
ounce [aʊns]
noun
1 (measure) onza (f)
note See culture box in entry imperial.
2 pizca (f)
there's not an ounce of truth in it en eso no hay ni una pizca de verdad; if you had an ounce of common sense si tuvieras una gota de sentido común
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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