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See the entry forpetate.
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofpetar.
Affirmative imperativevosconjugation ofpetar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (military)
a. bedroll (bed mat)
Los soldados cargaron todo el camino con su petate al hombro.The soldiers carried their bedroll on their shoulders the whole way.
b. kit bag (bedclothes)
Los cadetes sacaron las sábanas de sus petates y las pusieron en las literas.The cadets took the bed sheets out of their kit bags and put them on the bunks.
2. (straw mat)
a. petate
Echamos unos petates en la playa y dormimos bajo las estrellas.We lay down some petates on the beach and slept under the stars.
b. palm leaf mat
Mis veranos en Colombia los pasé durmiendo en un petate en vez de en un colchón.I spent my summers in Colombia sleeping on a palm leaf mat instead of a mattress.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(belongings) (River Plate)
a. things (plural)
El policía registró el petate de todos los pasajeros para comprobar que no llevábamos armas.The police officer searched all the passengers' things to check that we weren't carrying weapons.
b. gear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Puedes dejar tu petate en este cuarto hasta que arreglemos dónde van a dormir todos.You can leave your gear in this room until we sort out the sleeping arrangements.
c. bags
Agarra el petate y sube al tren, que está a punto de salir.Grab your bags and get on the train; it's about to leave.
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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. (general)
a. kit bag
2. (fam fig)
doblar el petateto kick the bucket
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1 (estera) grass mat; especialmente (Latinoamérica) [de palma] mat of palm leaves; (para dormir) sleeping mat
2 (equipaje) bundle of bedding and belongings; (Mil) kit bag
liar el petate to pack; (irse) to pack up and go; clear out (familiar); (morir) to kick the bucket (familiar)
3 (estafador) cheat; trickster
4 (pobre hombre) poor devil
se descubrió el petate the fraud was uncovered
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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