palm
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palm(
palm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la palma
(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).
Her palms were sweaty from gripping the reins so tightly.Sus palmas estaban sudorosas por agarrar las riendas con tanta fuerza.
b. la mano
(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 gypsy read my palm.Una gitana me leyó la mano.
2. (botany)
a. la palma
(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 plan to plant some Canary Island date palms along the main boulevard.Tengo pensado plantar unas palmas canarias a lo largo de la avenida principal.
b. la palmera
(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 love watching the palms sway in the ocean breeze from the comfort of my hammock.Me encanta ver las palmeras mecerse en la brisa del mar desde la comodidad de la hamaca.
3. (leaf)
a. la palma
(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 built a shack on the beach and used palms for the roof.Construimos una choza en la playa y utilizamos palmas para el techo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make disappear)
a. escamotear
She palmed a card and I didn't even notice until she told me.Escamoteó una carta y ni siquiera me di cuenta hasta que me lo dijo.
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palm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of hand)
a. la palma
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have somebody in the palm of one's handtener a alguien en el bolsillo
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palm [pɑːm]
noun
(Anat) palma (f)
to read sb's palm leer la mano a algn; you must cross the gipsy's palm with silver hay que pagar a la gitana con una moneda de plata
to grease sb's palm untar la mano a algn
to have sb in the palm of one's hand tener a algn en la palma de la mano
to have an itching or itchy palm ser muy codicioso; (be bribable) estar dispuesto a dejarse sobornar
transitive verb
[+card] escamotear
palm [pɑːm]
noun
(Bot) (also palm tree) palma (f); palmera (f); (English sallow) sauce (m); (as carried at Easter) ramo (m)
coconut palm cocotero (m)
modifier
palm grove (n) palmar (m); palmeral (m)
palm oil (n) aceite (m) de palma
Palm Sunday (n) Domingo (m) de Ramos
palm tree (n) palma (f); palmera (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "palm"
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palm tree
la palmera
date palm
la palmera datilera
palm oil
el aceite de palma
coconut palm
el coco
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