puff

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puff(
puhf
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (volume of air)
a. la ráfaga
(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).
(F)
(of wind)
A puff of wind filled the sails, and the ship began to glide forward.Una ráfaga de viento infló las velas, y el barco empezó a deslizarse hacia adelante.
b. el soplo
(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).
(M)
"You're going to feel a light puff of air on your eyes," said the optometrist's assistant."Va a sentir un soplo de aire ligero en los ojos", dijo la asistenta del optometrista.
c. el resoplido
(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).
(M)
(with a noise)
The train suddenly slowed, and the puffs of steam from the engine went silent.De repente, el tren redujo la velocidad, y se acallaron los resoplidos de vapor del motor.
2. (volume of smoke)
a. la nube
(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).
(F)
The wizard spoke strange and arcane words and then disappeared in a puff of smoke.El mago pronunció extrañas y arcanas palabras y entonces se desvaneció en una nube de humo.
b. la bocanada
(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).
(F)
(cigarette, pipe, etc.)
Mr. Churchill expelled a puff of smoke from his mouth, and he extinguished the cigar.El señor Churchill largó una bocanada de humo y apagó el cigarro.
c. la chupada
(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).
(F)
(inhaled smoke)
Frank Sinatra took a puff of his cigarette and kept singing without even exhaling.Frank Sinatra dio una chupada al cigarillo y siguió cantando sin ni siquiera exhalar.
d. la calada
(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).
(F)
(inhaled smoke)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
"Look here, kid. I can make you a star," said the man in the glen plaid suit between puffs at his cigar."Mira guapa, yo te puedo convertir en una estrella", dijo el hombre con el traje de Príncipe de Gales entre caladas al puro.
e. la pitada
(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).
(F)
(inhaled smoke)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The professor took another puff of the pipe and looked at her quizzically.El profesor dio otra pitada a la pipa y le lanzó una mirada perpleja.
3. (culinary)
a. el pastelito de hojaldre
(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).
(M)
Baklava is a type of puff with honey and ground nuts.La baklava es un tipo de pastelito de hojaldre que lleva miel y nueces trituradas.
b. el milhojas
(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).
(M)
I had a macaroon at the bakery, and my girlfriend had a puff.Yo comí un macarrón en la pastelería, y mi novia un milhojas.
4. (makeup)
a. la borla
(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).
(F)
She powdered her nose with her puff in front of the mirror.Se empolvó la nariz con la borla delante del espejo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to exhale)
a. soplar
The chimney puffed thick black smoke.La chimenea soplaba humo negro y denso.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to breathe heavily)
a. resoplar
"I'm so out of shape!" he said, when he arrived puffing and sweating at the top of the hill."¡Estoy en muy mala forma!" dijo al llegar resoplando y sudando a la cima de la colina.
b. jadear
I was already puffing and shaking after doing ten pushups.Ya estaba jadeando y temblando después de hacer diez flexiones.
7. (to smoke)
a. dar pitadas
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My Palestinian friends and I sat puffing at the hookah on the soft grass.Mis amigos palestinos y yo estábamos sentados en el césped acolchonado, dando pitadas al narguile.
b. dar caladas
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My friend seemed lost in thought; he puffed at his cigarette and said nothing.Mi amigo parecía absorto; daba caladas al cigarro y no decía nada.
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puff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of breath)
a. la bocanada
(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).
(F)
2. (of air)
a. el soplo
(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).
(M)
3. (of smoke)
a. la nube
(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).
(F)
4. (of cigarette)
a. la chupada
(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).
(F)
b. la calada
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. la pitada
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
5. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
to be out of puffresoplar, estar sin aliento
puff pastryhojaldre m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (general)
a.
to puff smoke into somebody's faceechar una bocanada de humo a la cara de alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (person)
a. resoplar, jadear
to puff alongavanzar echando humo
to puff on a cigarettedar chupadas or
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puff [pʌf]
noun
1 [of breathing, engine] resoplido (m); [of air] soplo (m); [of wind] racha (f); ráfaga (f); [of smoke] bocanada (f); (on cigarette, pipe) chupada (f)
I'm out of puff estoy sin aliento
2 (powder puff) borla (f)
3 (Cookery)
cream puff petisú (m); pastel (m) de crema
4 (advert) bombo (informal) (m)
5 (Drugs) canabis (m)
transitive verb
1 (blow) soplar; [+pipe etc] chupar
to puff smoke echar bocanadas de humo; to puff smoke in sb's face echar humo a la cara de algn
2 (also puff up) (inflate) hinchar; inflar; (LAm)
intransitive verb
1 (breathe heavily) jadear; resoplar
to puff (away) at or on one's pipe chupar la pipa
2
the train puffed into/out of the station el tren entró en/salió de la estación echando humo
modifier
puff adder (n) víbora (f) puff
puff paste (n) (US)
puff pastry See culture box in entry puff.
puff pastry (n) hojaldre (m)
puff sleeves (n) mangas (f) filipinas
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