picada

picada(
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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. (wound)
a. bite
Estas picadas de mosquito se deben a que dormí al aire libre anoche.I got these mosquito bites last night when I was sleeping under the stars.
b. sting
La picada de avispa me dolía muchísimo.The wasp sting was really painful.
2. (culinary)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. appetizers
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La picada vino acompañada de vino tinto.The appetizers were served with red wine.
b. appetisers (United Kingdom)
La picada estuvo más sabrosa que el plato principal.The appetisers were better than the main course.
c. snacks
Trae la picada y la cerveza. El partido ya empieza.Bring the snacks and the beer. The game is about to start.
3. (aviation)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. nose-dive
El Stuka hizo una picada para lanzar la bomba sobre el tanque enemigo.The Stuka took a nose-dive to drop the bomb on the enemy tank.
4. (route)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. path
Camina por la picada hasta que llegues al lago.Follow the path until you reach the lake.
b. trail
Esta picada nos guiará hacia la cabaña en el bosque.This trail will lead us to the hut located in the woods.
5. (establishment)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. cheap restaurant
A la vuelta hay una picada donde tienen el mejor ceviche.There's a cheap restaurant around the corner that serves the best ceviche.
6. (crankiness) (Southern Cone)
a. bad temper
María debería hacer meditación para aprender a controlar su picada.Maria should try meditation to learn how to control her bad temper.
7. (illegal street race) (River Plate)
a. street race
Nicolás chocó con el auto cuando corría una picada.Nicolas crashed his car when he was taking part in a street race.
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picada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de mosquito, serpiente)
a. bite
2. (de avispa, escorpión, ortiga)
a. sting
3. (aviation)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a.
hacer una picadato dive
4. (fig)
a.
caer en picadato plummet
picada
1 [de abeja, avispa] sting; [de serpiente, mosquito] bite; [de ave] peck
2 (S. Cone) (mal humor) bad temper; anger
3
ir en picada (Latinoamérica) to nose-dive; to plummet; take a nose-dive
4 (Culin) (salsa picante) spicy sauce; (S. Cone) (tapas) snacks
plural
; (p)
picada
1 (Latinoamérica) (senda) forest trail; narrow path
2 (And) (vado) ford
picada
(S. Cone) small restaurant
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