pelotazo

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pelotazo(
peh
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loh
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tah
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soh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(draft)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. slug
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Pegó un pelotazo de whisky y se fue.He took a slug of whisky and left.
2. (blow with a ball)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A Marcelo le dieron un pelotazo en la cara.Marcelo got hit in the face with a ball.
Susana recibió un pelotazo directo en el ojo y tuvo que ser atendida por un médico.Susana received a direct hit to the eye from a ball and had to get medical attention.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(easy money)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. fast buck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Muchos buscan un pelotazo en vez de dedicarse a trabajar duro.A lot of people are looking to make a fast buck rather than spending time working hard.
b. quick buck
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Esos videos que Iván subió a YouTube fueron un pelotazo.Ivan made a quick buck uploading those videos to YouTube.
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pelotazo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (con pelota)
a. kick o throw of a ball
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
la cultura del pelotazoruthless obsession with money and power
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pelotazo
1 (España) drink
pegarse un pelotazo to have a drink
2 (Dep) (fuerte) fierce shot; (largo) long ball
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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