A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (screw ring)
a. thread
Este tornillo tiene roscas gruesas; es mejor uno de roscas finas.This screw has coarse threads; one with fine threads would be better.
2. (culinary)
a. ring-shaped bread roll
En esta panadería hacen una deliciosa rosca rellena de frutos secosThis bakery makes a delicious ring-shaped bread roll filled with dried fruit.
b. doughnut
Compré una caja de roscas surtidas para comer con café al desayuno.I bought a box of assorted doughnuts to have with coffee for breakfast.
c. cake
¿Quién va a comprar la rosca de Reyes este año?Who's going to buy the king cake this year?
3. (circular shape)
a. ring
El símbolo de los Juegos Olímpicos son cinco roscas entrelazadas.The symbol of the Olympic Games is five intertwined rings.
b. ball
Mira, el gato está hecho una rosca.Look, the cat is curled up into a ball.
4. (in-group) (Andes)
a. clique
En este país, solo dan puestos en el gobierno a los de la misma rosca.In this country, only those that are part of the clique get government positions.
5. (argument) (Southern Cone)
a. fight
Se encontraron dos pandillas rivales y de inmediato se formó una rosca.Two rival gangs bumped into each other and started a fight right away.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de tornillo)
a. thread
2. (forma; de anillo)
a. ring
3. (espiral)
a. coil
4. (culinary)
a. ring-shaped bread roll
b. sponge cake
Regionalism used in Mexico
5. (expresiones)
nunca se come una roscahe never gets off with anyone
hacerle la rosca a alguiento suck up to somebody
pasarse de roscato go over the top
1 [de humo] ring; spiral
estaba hecho una rosca he was all curled up in a ball
2 (Culin) ring-shaped roll; ring-shaped pastry; doughnut
hacer la rosca a algn to suck o kiss up to sb (familiar); (EEUU)
no comerse una rosca (no ligar) to get absolutely nowhere
note See culture box in entry rey.
3 [de tornillo] thread; [de espiral] turn
pasarse de rosca [+tornillo] to have a crossed thread; [+persona] to go too far; overdo it
4 (Anatomía) (hinchazón) swelling; [de grasa] roll of fat;
5 (And) (Política) ruling clique; oligarchy
6 (S. Cone) (para llevar carga) pad
7 (S. Cone) (Naipes) circle of card players
8 (S. Cone) (discusión) noisy argument; (jaleo) uproar; commotion
se armó una rosca there was uproar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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