pedazo

pedazo(
peh
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dah
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soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (portion)
a. piece
Quiero un pedazo de pastel.I want a piece of cake.
2. (used to emphasize; used with "de")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Pedazo de mi alma! Ven a darme un beso.My darling! Come give me a kiss.
Ese pedazo de güey chocó contra la puerta de la cochera.That idiot crashed into the garage door.
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pedazo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (trozo)
a. piece, bit
hacer pedazos algoto break something to bits
saltar en (mil) pedazosto be smashed to pieces
2. (fig)
a.
ser un pedazo de panto be an angel, to be a real sweetie
3. (colloquial)
a.
un pedazo de libro/casaa thumping great book/house
pedazo de alcornoque o de animal o de brutostupid oaf o brute
pedazo
1 (trozo) piece
un pedazo de papel a piece of paper; un pedazo de pan a piece of bread; trabaja por un pedazo de pan he works for a mere pittance; hacer algo a pedazos to do sth in pieces; do sth piecemeal
caerse a pedazos to fall to bits
hacer pedazos [+papel] to rip; tear (up); [+vidrio, cristal] to shatter; smash; [+persona] to tear to shreds
estoy hecho pedazos I'm worn out
hacerse pedazos [+objeto] to fall to pieces; [+vidrio, cristal] to shatter; smash
ser un pedazo de pan to be a really nice person; be an angel
2 (con insultos)
es un pedazo de alcornoque o animal o bruto he's a blockhead (familiar); he's an idiot
¡pedazo de alcornoque o animal o bruto!
3 (con expresiones de cariño)
¡pedazo de mi alma o mi corazón o mis entrañas! my darling!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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