pica(
pay
-
kuh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (printing)
a. el cícero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
One column inch in the newspaper corresponds to a width of 11 picas and a length of one inch.Una pulgada de columna en el diario corresponde a una anchura de 11 cíceros y una longitud de una pulgada.
b. la pica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
By printing on the larger paper, we need to set the type area to 35 picas by 46 picas.Al imprimir en papel de mayor tamaño, hay que configurar el área de impresión a 35 picas por 46 picas.
2. (illness)
a. la pica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He suffered from pica as a child and compulsively ate dirt, chalk, and clay.Sufrió de pica de niño y comía compulsivamente tierra, tiza y arcilla.
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pica [ˈpaɪkə]
noun
(Med) (Veterinary Science) pica (f); (Tip) cícero (m);
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pica
pica(
pee
-
kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (stake)
a. pike
Lo ejecutaron y clavaron su cabeza en una pica.He was executed and his head stuck on a pike.
2. (bullfighting)
a. lance
El picador levantó su pica y la lanzó al toro.The picador raised his lance and threw it at the bull.
b. goad
Dejó la pica clavada en el cuello del toro.He pierced the bull's neck with his goad.
3. (card suit)
a. spade
¿Tienes el cinco de picas?Do you have the five of spades?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(rivalry) (Andes) (Southern Cone)
a. resentment
Existe bastante pica entre los dos equipos.There is bitter resentment between those two teams.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(on a bus)
a. ticket inspector
La pica descubrió a alguien que viajaba sin pasaje.The ticket inspector found someone traveling without a ticket.
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pica
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lanza)
a. pike
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
poner una pica en Flandesto do the impossible
3. (bullfighting)
a. goad, picador's spear
4. (colloquial)
a. ticket inspector
picasspades
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pica
(Ornitología) magpie
pica
(Mil) pike; (Taur) goad; (pene) prick (vulgar)
poner una pica en Flandes to bring off a real coup; achieve a signal success
pica
(And) (Agr) tapping of rubber trees; (of rubber trees)
pica
1 (And) (resentimiento) pique; resentment
2 (S. Cone) (mal humor) annoyance; irritation
sacar pica a algn to annoy sb
pica
[de autobús] inspector
pica
(And) (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (camino) forest trail; narrow path
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