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See the entry forpela.
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation ofpelar.
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofpelar.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (removal of outer layer)
a. peeling
La pela de las papas es la parte más latosa de la receta.Peeling the potatoes is the most tedious part of the recipe.
2. (thrashing)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. beating
Pobre Luis. Le dieron una buena pela.Poor Luis. He was given a good beating.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(old currency)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. peseta
Pagué 80 pelas por el café.I paid 80 pesetas for the coffee.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
a. money
Me quedé sin pelas después de este fin de semana.I don't have any money left after this weekend.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (antes fam)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. peseta
no tengo pelasI'm broke o
1 (Culin) peeling
2 (España) (peseta) peseta
pelas (dinero) money
; (s)
unas buenas pelas a good few bucks (familiar); mucha pela o pela larga lots of dough (muy_familiar); mirar la pela to be concerned only about money
cambiar o echar la pela to throw up (familiar); puke (up) (familiar)
3 (Latinoamérica) (zurra) beating
4 (México) [de trabajo] slog; hard work; (Centroamérica) (fatiga) exhaustion
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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