pipa
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
pipa(
pee
-
pah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (object for smoking)
a. pipe
Por las mañanas, siempre fumaba su pipa y leía el periódico.He would always smoke his pipe and read the newspaper in the morning.
2. (nut)
a. seed
El maní y las pipas de girasol son snacks saludables.Peanuts and sunflower seeds are healthy snacks.
3. (botany)
a. seed
Le ayudé a mi papá a plantar pipas de sandía en nuestro jardín.I helped my dad plant watermelon seeds in our garden.
b. pip (of fruit)
Quita las pipas del melón con un cuchillo.Remove the pips of the melon with a knife.
4. (container)
a. barrel
Compré carne y una pipa de cerveza de cinco litros para la cena familiar.I bought meat and a five liter barrel of beer for the family dinner.
b. cask
En la bodega, tiene guardado una pipa de vino.He keeps a cask of wine in his storeroom.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(weaponry)
a. pistol
El matón sacó su pipa y me dijo: "¡Dame todo tu dinero!".The thug pulled out his pistol and said: "Give me all your money!"
6. (gas container)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. cylinder
Se nos acabó el propano para encender la parrilla, así que tuvimos que comprar otra pipa de gas.We ran out of propane to light the grill with, so we had to buy another cylinder of gas.
7. (fruit) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. green coconut
Abrí la pipa con un machete y bebí el agua.I opened the green coconut with a machete and drank the water.
8. (botany) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
a. green coconut
Se cayó una pipa de la palmera y casi me pega en la cabeza.A green coconut fell from the palm and almost hits me on the head.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(anatomy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. belly
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se la pasó todo el día mirando televisión y rascándose la pipa.He spent the whole day rubbing his belly and watching television.
10. (vehicle)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. tanker
Evacuamos la zona porque una pipa volcó y está perdiendo combustible.We evacuated the area because a tanker overturned and is leaking oil.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
pipa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para fumar)
a. pipe
fumar en pipato smoke a pipe
2. (pepita)
a. seed, pip
pipas (de girasol)sunflower seeds
3. (tonel)
a. barrel
pasarlo o pasárselo pipato have a whale of a time
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
pipa
1 (de fumar) pipe
fumar en pipa fumar una pipa to smoke a pipe
2 [de vino] (barril) cask; barrel; (medida) pipe
3 (Botánica) (semilla) pip; seed; [de girasol] (edible) sunflower seed
no tener ni para pipas to be broke; be skint (familiar)
4 (Música) reed
5 (Latinoamérica) (barriga) belly (familiar)
tener pipa to be potbellied
6 (pistola) rod (muy_familiar); pistol; (ametralladora) machine-gun
7
pasarlo pipa to have a great time (familiar)
8 (And) (Centroamérica) (Botánica) green coconut
pipa
1 (Música) assistant
2 (mozo de carga) porter
3 (utillero) boy; mate
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?