pasta
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pasta(
pa
-
stuh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la pasta
(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 salad contains three types of pasta: penne, rigatoni, and farfalle.La ensalada contiene tres tipos de pasta: penne, rigatoni y farfalle.
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pasta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la pasta
(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).
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pasta [ˈpæstə]
noun
pasta(s) (f)
plural
; (p)
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pasta
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pasta(
pahs
-
tah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (noodles)
a. pasta
Dejé de comer pasta y pan porque quiero adelgazar.I stopped eating pasta and bread because I want to lose weight.
2. (dough used in cake baking)
a. pastry
Me tienes que explicar cómo haces la pasta de las medialunas.You have to explain to me how you make the croissant pastry.
3. (patisserie)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. pastry
¿Qué pastas tienen? - Tenemos croissants y brioches.What pastries do you have? - We have croissants and brioches.
4. (small, dry sweet)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cookie
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Por la tarde merendamos té y pastas.In the afternoon, we drank tea and ate cookies.
b. biscuit (United Kingdom)
Hizo café y nos sacó unas pastas.She made coffee, and took out some biscuits for us to eat.
5. (pureé)
a. paste (of tomato or anchovies)
Unta la pasta de ajo en las galletas, verás qué rica.Spread the garlic paste on the crackers. It tastes delicious.
6. (malleable substance)
a. paste
Tienes que mezclar el yeso y la arena con agua hasta obtener una pasta.You have to mix the plaster and the sand with water until they form a paste.
7. (bookbinding)
a. boards (of a book)
Es un libro que tiene la pasta de cuero rojo.It's a book with red leather boards.
8. (plastic material)
a. paste (for glasses and combs)
Me gustan más las gafas con montura de pasta que las metálicas.I prefer glasses with a frame made of paste to metallic ones.
9. (temperament)
a. makings
Es un gran tenista y tiene pasta de campeón.He's a great tennis player and has the makings of a champion.
b. material
Yo desde luego no tengo pasta de escritora.I, for one, am not writer material.
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(money)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. cash
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Me robaron el móvil y la pasta.They stole my cellphone and my cash.
b. fortune
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ese reloj debe haberte costado una pasta.You must have paid a fortune for that watch.
c. dough
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Para vivir así hace falta tener mucha pasta.To live like that you need a lot of dough.
d. dosh
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Si tuviera más pasta, me compraría un coche nuevo.If I had more dosh, I'd buy a new car.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(drug)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. freebase
El traficante que está en el callejón vende pasta.That dealer in the alley is selling freebase.
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pasta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (masa)
a. paste
2. (de papel)
a. pulp
pasta dentífrica o de dientestoothpaste
pasta de hojaldrepuff pastry
pasta quebradashortcrust pastry
3. (espaguetis, macarrones)
a. pasta
pastas alimenticiaspasta
4. (pastelito)
a. shortcake
b. biscuit o (United Kingdom)
c. cookie
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. dough
costar/ganar una pasta gansato cost/earn a packet o fortune
aflojar o soltar la pastato cough up the money
6. (encuadernación)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
de pasta dura/blandahardback/paperback
7. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser de buena pastato be good-natured
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pasta
1 (masa) paste
pasta de celulosa wood pulp
pasta de coca cocaine paste
pasta de dientes toothpaste
pasta de madera wood pulp
pasta dentífrica toothpaste
pasta de papel paper pulp
2 [de pan] dough; (en repostería) pastry; (pastelillo) biscuit; cookie; (EEUU)
pasta quebrada shortcrust pastry
pastas de té biscuits; cookies; (EEUU)
3 (macarrones, fideos) pasta
pasta al huevo egg pasta
pasta de sopa pasta for soup
4 (para untar) paste
pasta de anchoas anchovy paste
pasta de carne meat paste
5 (dinero) money; cash; dough (familiar)
¡suelta la pasta! hand over the dough! (familiar); me ha costado una pasta gansa it cost me an arm and a leg (familiar)
6 (Tipografía) boards
plural
; (p)
media pasta half-binding; libro en pasta hardback
pasta española marbled leather binding
7 (talante)
tiene pasta de futbolista he has the makings of a footballer; ser de buena pasta to be a good sort
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