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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (light touch)
a. la palmadita
(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).
(F)
Uma hated it when someone gave her a pat on the hand and spoke to her in a patronizing tone.Uma detestaba cuando alguien le daba una palmadita en la mano y le hablaba en tono paternalista.
b. la caricia
(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).
(F)
He's a friendly dog. He just wants a pat on the head.Es un perro bueno; solo quiere una caricia en la cabeza.
c. el golpecito
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A light pat to the button on the screen should open the application.Un golpecito ligero en el botón en la pantalla debe abrir la aplicación.
2. (small piece)
a. la porción
(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).
(F)
The only thing Liam had eaten that day was a piece of bread with a small pat of jelly.Lo único que Liam había comido ese día era una rebanada de pan con una porción pequeña de mermelada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to touch affectionately)
a. dar palmaditas
Bruno's father patted him on the arm and told him he was proud of him.El padre de Bruno le dio una palmadita en el brazo y le dijo que estaba orgulloso de él.
b. acariciar
I don't want to pat that dog. I'm scared that it might bite me.No quiero acariciar a ese perro; temo que me muerda.
4. (to make flat with the hand; used with "down")
a. aplanar con las manos
To make an arepa, make a ball with the dough and then pat it down.Para hacer una arepa, haz una bola con la masa y luego aplánala con la mano.
b. alisar con las manos
My hair is a hot mess! Let me put some gel on and I'll pat it down.¡Mi pelo es un desastre! Espera que me ponga gel y me lo aliso con la mano.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
5. (unconvincing)
a. fácil
When Hubert's boss asked him for an explanation, he only gave a pat response.Cuando el jefe le pidió una explicación a Hubert, él solo le dio una respuesta fácil.
6. (perfectly)
a. de memoria
I can help our team with this round of trivia. I know this category pat.Puedo ayudar a nuestro equipo con esta serie de preguntas, me sé esta categoría de memoria.
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pat
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (tap)
a. la palmadita
(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).
(F)
2. (fig)
a.
to give somebody a pat on the backfelicitar a alguien
3. (of butter)
a. la porción
(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).
(F)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (answer, explanation)
a. fácil, rápido(a)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
5. (general)
a.
to know or have something off patsaber algo de memoria
his answer came patrespondió sin vacilar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (tap)
a.
to pat somebody on the headdar palmaditas a alguien en la cabeza
7. (fig)
a.
to pat somebody on the backdar a alguien unas palmaditas en la espalda
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