rags
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rags(
rahgz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (old clothing)
a. los harapos
(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).
John gave some food to an old lady dressed in rags.John le dio algo de comer a una viejita vestida con harapos.
b. los andrajos
(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).
Cynthia felt as if she were wearing rags compared with the elegant gown her friend had on.Cynthia se sentía como si estuviera vestida con andrajos a comparación con el vestido de fiesta elegante de su amiga.
rag
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (piece of old cloth)
a. el trapo
(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).
Use a rag to wipe the dipstick, and then insert it again to check the oil level.Usa un trapo para limpiar la varilla, y luego insértala de nuevo para revisar el nivel de aceite.
3. (low quality newspaper)
a. el periodicucho
(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).
Connor got a job as a reporter for a local rag.Connor consiguió trabajo como reportero para un periodicucho local.
4. (music)
a. el ragtime
(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).
Tom Turpin wrote one of the first published rags, "The Harlem Rag," in 1892.Tom Turpin compuso uno de los primeros ragtimes, "The Harlem Rag", en 1892.
5. (prank) (United Kingdom)
a. la broma
(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).
Stephanie loves a good old rag with her little brother.A Stephanie le encanta una buena broma con su hermanito.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to tease)
a. tomar el pelo a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Some older students went too far ragging younger students and are in trouble now.Unos estudiantes mayores se pasaron tomándole el pelo a unos estudiantes menores y ahora están metidos en problemas.
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rag
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (prank)
a. la broma
(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).
2. (university)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
rag weeksemana en que los estudiantes colectan dinero para obras de caridad
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (tease)
a. pitorrearse de
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rag [ræɡ]
noun
1 (piece of cloth) trapo (m);rags (old clothes) harapos (m); trapos (m) viejos
to be in rags andar or estar en harapos; dressed in rags cubierto de harapos; from rags to riches de pobre a rico; to feel like a wet rag estar hecho un trapo
to put on one's glad rags vestirse de domingo
to chew the rag (US) (chat) charlar; pasar el rato; (argue) discutir
it's like a red rag to a bull no hay nada que más le enfurezca
to lose one's rag (Britain) perder los estribos
The bloke pushed Melvin out of the way and he lost his rag and hit him Everyone said Wright did well simply because he didn't lose his rag with anyone
2 (newspaper) periodicucho (informal) (m); periódico (m) de mala muerte (informal)
modifier
rag doll (n) muñeca (f) de trapo
the rag trade (n) la industria de la confección
rag [ræɡ]
noun
(practical joke) broma (f) pesada; (Univ) (parade) fiesta (f) benéfica (de estudiantes);
transitive verb
(tease) tomar el pelo a (informal)
they were ragging him about his new tie le estaban tomando el pelo con la corbata nueva (informal)
intransitive verb
guasearse; bromear
I was only ragging lo dije en broma; era solo una broma
modifier
rag week (n) semana (f) de funciones benéficas (estudiantiles)
Los universitarios británicos suelen organizar cada año lo que llaman rag week. Es costumbre que, durante esa semana, los estudiantes se disfracen y salgan así vestidos a la calle, pidiendo dinero a los transeúntes con el fin de recaudar fondos para fines benéficos.
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