paleta
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paleta(
pah
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leh
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fine arts)
a. palette (board, colors)
La artista eligió una paleta de colores brillantes para el cuadro.The artist chose a bright color palette for the painting.
El pintor mezclaba los colores en su paleta.The painter combined the colors on his palette.
2. (kitchen utensil)
a. spatula
No usé la paleta para voltear la tortilla y me quemé el dedo.I didn't use the spatula to turn the tortilla over, so I burned my finger.
3. (construction work)
a. trowel
Los albañiles usan la paleta para extender la argamasa.Construction workers use a trowel to spread the mortar.
4. (part of a fan or propeller)
a. blade
Algo quedó atascado en las paletas de la hélice.Something got stuck in the propeller blades.
5. (sports)
a. paddle
Nos prestaron unas buenas paletas para el partido de ping-pong.They lent us good paddles for the ping-pong match.
6. (anatomy)
a. shoulder blade
Mi primo se lastimó la paleta cuando se cayó de la bici.My cousin hurt his shoulder blade when he fell from the bike.
7. (culinary)
a. shoulder
Asamos una paletas de cordero en el horno.We roasted some lamb shoulders in the oven.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(tooth)
a. front tooth
Las paletas son los dientes más largos.The front teeth are the longest.
9. (candy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. lollipop
El doctor le dio una paleta al niño acabando la consulta.The doctor gave the kid a lollipop at the end of the appointment.
10. (ice cream)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. Popsicle
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Con este calor se me antoja una paleta.It's so hot I feel like having a Popsicle.
b. ice lolly (United Kingdom)
Yo quiero una paleta de limón, por favor.I want a lemon ice lolly, please.
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paleta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pala pequeña)
a. small shovel, small spade
2. (de albañil)
a. trowel
3. (de pintor)
a. palette
4. (en máquina)
a. blade, vane
5. (para servir)
a. fish slice
6. (computers)
a.
paleta de herramientastool box
7. (pirulí)
a. lollipop
8. (polo)
a. ice lolly (United Kingdom)
b. Popsicle®
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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paleta
1 (para cavar) small shovel; small spade; [de albañil] trowel; (Culin) (con ranuras) fish slice; (plana) spatula; (para el fuego) fire shovel
2 (Arte) palette
3 (Técnica) [de turbina] blade; [de noria] paddle; bucket; (plataforma) pallet;
4 (Anatomía) shoulder blade
5 (Latinoamérica) (polo) ice lolly; popsicle; (EEUU)
6 (Latinoamérica) (pala) wooden paddle for beating clothes
7 (Latinoamérica) (Culin) topside of beef
(albañil) building worker; brickie (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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paleta de hielo
Popsicle
paleta helada
Popsicle
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