pasto

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pasto(
pahs
-
toh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (place for grazing)
a. pasture
Roberto está en el pasto con las vacas.Roberto is in the pasture with the cows.
b. grazing
Este cerro tiene buen pasto para los borregos.This hill has good grazing for the sheep.
2. (green area)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. lawn
Contraté a alguien para podar el pasto.I hired someone to mow the lawn.
b. grass
Los niños están jugando en el pasto enfrente de la casa.The children are playing in the grass in front of the house.
3. (feed)
a. fodder
Colocamos alambre de púas, porque el ganado del vecino se metía al rancho a comer nuestro pasto.We put up barbed wire because the neighbor's cattle was coming onto our ranch to eat our fodder.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(marijuana)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. pot
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Alguna vez has fumado pasto?Have you ever smoked pot?
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pasto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hierba)
a. fodder
2. (sitio)
a. pasture
3. (césped)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. lawn, grass
4. (expresiones)
a.
a todo pastoin abundance
ser pasto de las llamasto go up in flames
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pasto
1 (Agr) (acción) grazing; (sitio) pasture; (hierba) grass; pasture; (pienso) feed; fodder; (Latinoamérica) (césped) lawn
derecho de pasto grazing rights; un sitio abundante en pastos a place with rich grazing; echar el ganado al pasto to put the animals out to pasture
pasto seco fodder
2 (alimento) food; nourishment; [del fuego] fuel
es pasto de la murmuración it is a subject for gossip; fue pasto del fuego o de las llamas the flames devoured it; ser pasto de la actualidad to be newsworthy; sirvió de pasto a los mirones the onlookers lapped it up (familiar)
pasto espiritual spiritual nourishment
3
a todo pasto abundantly
beber a todo pasto to drink for all one is worth; drink to excess; cita refranes a todo pasto he quotes vast quantities of proverbs; correr a todo pasto to run like hell (familiar); había fruta a todo pasto there was fruit in unlimited quantities
4
vino de pasto ordinary wine
5 (México) (hierba) grass (muy_familiar); pot (muy_familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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