queen
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queen(
kwin
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (royalty)
a. la reina
(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).
The princess hopes to one day become a queen.La princesa espera convertirse algún día en reina.
2. (chess, cards)
a. la reina
(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).
The queen of spades was the most valuable card in her hand.La reina de espadas era la carta más valiosa en su mano.
3. (animal)
a. la abeja reina
(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).
The queen is larger than the rest of the bees.La abeja reina es más grande que las demás abejas.
b. la reina
(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).
Among ants, some queens reproduce by cloning.Entre las hormigas, alguna reinas se reproducen mediante la clonación.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(male homesexual)
a. el marica
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
She's upset because she found out that the actor she's always crushed on is a queen.Está molesta porque se enteró que el actor que siempre estaba chiflada por es un marica.
b. la loca
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Hugo and Ricardo plan to walk with a group of queens in the gay pride parade.Hugo y Ricardo planean caminar con un grupo de locas en el desfile de orgullo gay.
5. (contest winner)
a. la reina
(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).
Rebecca was chosen to be the queen of the harvest festival.Rebecca fue escogida para ser la reina del festival de la cosecha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (in chess)
a. coronar
One more square and my pawn will be queened.Una casilla más y mi peón será coronado.
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queen
[kwiːn]
noun
1. reina (f) (of country); dama (f) reina (f) (in cards, chess)
  • queen bee abeja (f) reina
  • queen's Counsel = abogado de alto rango (británico)
  • the queen's English el inglés estándar
  • the queen Mother la reina madre
2. marica (m) maricón (m) (familiar Pej) (homosexual)
QUEEN'S SPEECH Se trata del discurso pronunciado por la Reina durante la apertura anual del parlamento británico, que habitualmente se lleva a cabo en noviembre, y constituye la ceremonia oficial más importante del año parlamentario en Westminster. En el discurso, pronunciado ante la Cámara de los Lores, se resumen los proyectos legislativos que el gobierno tiene previstos para el año parlamentario que está a punto de comenzar. Aunque el discurso lo pronuncia la Reina, sus contenidos están redactados por una comisión del gobierno y aprobados por el Consejo de Ministros.
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queen [kwiːn]
noun
1 (monarch) reina (f); (Chess) reina (f); (Cards) dama (f); (in Spanish pack) caballo (m)
she was queen to Charles II era la reina de Carlos II
2 (Zool) (also queen bee) abeja (f) reina; (ant) hormiga (f) reina
3 marica (very_informal) (m) (pejorative)
transitive verb
(Chess) [+pawn] coronar
to queen it conducirse como una reina; pavonearse
intransitive verb
(Chess) ser coronado
modifier
...four Queen Anne chairs
Queen's Bench (n) (Britain) departamento del Tribunal Supremo de Justicia
queen mother (n) reina (f) madre
Queen's Counsel (n) (Britain) abogado (m) de categoría superior; (de categoría superior)
note See culture box in entry QC.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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