pitada

pitada
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (blow of a whistle)
a. whistle
Cuando oigas la pitada, empieza a correr lo más rápido que puedas.When you hear the whistle, start running as fast as you can.
2. (sounds of disapproval)
a. whistling
Me bajé del escenario apenas comenzó la pitada.I got off the stage as soon as the whistling started.
b. booing
La banda siguió tocando a pesar de la pitada.The band kept on playing despite the booing.
c. hissing
La pitada era tan fuerte que no se podía oír al comediante.The hissing was so loud you couldn't hear the comedian.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(act of inhaling a cigarette)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. puff
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si le doy una pitada a un cigarrillo, comenzaré a toser sin parar.If I take a puff of a cigarette, I'll start coughing nonstop.
b. drag
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Me das una pitada de tu cigarrillo? Es para cambiar la ansiedad.Can I take a drag of your cigarette? It will help me calm down.
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pitada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (silbidos)
a. whistling
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. drag, puff
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pitada
1 (silbido) whistle; (rechifla) hiss
2 (Latinoamérica) [de cigarrillo] puff; drag (familiar)
3 (salida inoportuna) silly remark
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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