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perilla

perilla(
peh
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ree
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yah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (beard)
a. goatee
El filósofo chino acariciaba su larga perilla gris mientras reflexionaba.The Chinese philosopher stroked his long, white goatee while he pondered.
2. (button)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. knob
La perilla en la izquierda del amplificador controla los agudos.The left knob on the amplifier controls the treble.
3. (electronics)
a. switch
La bombilla estalló cuando usé la perilla para prender la luz.The light bulb exploded when I flicked the switch to turn the lights on.
4. (handle on a door)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. doorknob
Luis colgó un cartel de "No molestar" en la perilla de la puerta de su habitación.Luis hung a "Do not disturb" sign on the doorknob of his bedroom door.
b. handle
Adriana giró la perilla y abrió la puerta lentamente.Adriana turned the handle and opened the door slowly.
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perilla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (barba)
a. goatee
venir de perilla o perillasto be just the right thing
2. (de aparato)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. knob
perilla
1 (barba) goatee
venir de perilla(s) to be more than welcome
las vacaciones en el Don Carlos de Marbella le han venido de perilla me mandaron un reloj de contrabando, un Seiko que he tenido hasta el año pasado, docenas de botas de seguridad, que eran estupendas para el invierno, camisas azules de algodón, que también nos venían de perillas me viene de perillas que vengas esta tarde, porque así puedes echarme una mano
perilla de la oreja ear lobe
2 (joya) pear-shaped ornament; drop
3 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) switch
perilla del timbre bellpush
4 (México) (manija) handle
5 (tirador) doorknob
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