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pupa

pupa
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(minor bruise or scratch)
a. boo-boo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Vamos, vamos. No llores. ¿Te hiciste pupa?Come now. Don't cry. Did you get a boo-boo?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me caí y me hice pupa.I fell and I got hurt.
Me hice pupa jugando en el patio.I hurt myself playing in the playground.
2. (medicine)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. sore
El paciente tenía la espalda cubierta de pupas.The patient's back was covered in sores.
b. blister
Las pupas con mucho picor son uno de los síntomas del pénfigo.Itchy blisters are one of the symptoms of pemphigus.
c. cold sore (on lips)
Tienes una pupa en el labio.You have a cold sore on your lip.
3. (biology)
a. pupa
El insecto aún está en estado de pupa.The insect is still a pupa.
b. chrysalis
En esta imagen puedes ver a una mariposa saliendo de su pupa.In this picture, you can see a butterfly coming out of its chrysalis.
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pupa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (erupción)
a. blister
2. (colloquial)
a. pain
hacerse pupato hurt oneself
3. (crisálida)
a. pupa
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pupa
1 (Med) (ampolla) blister; (en los labios) cold sore; (úlcera) ulcer
2 (en lenguaje infantil) pain
hacer pupa a algn to hurt sb; hacerse pupa to get hurt
3 (error) gaffe; blunder
4 (Entomología) pupa
pupas unpredictable person; (gruñón) moaner (familiar)
Su equipo es el pupas del fútbol: supera las difíciles y pierde las fáciles
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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