slice
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slice(
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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. (piece of bread)
a. la rebanada
(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).
You need at least two slices of bread to make a sandwich.Necesitas al menos dos rebanadas de pan para hacer un sándwich.
2. (piece of cake)
a. el trozo
(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).
I ate a very big slice of cake.Me comí un trozo de pastel muy grande.
3. (piece of lemon, tomato, salami)
a. la rodaja
(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).
Can you put some slices of tomato in the salad?¿Puedes poner unas rodajas de tomate en la ensalada?
4. (piece of meat)
a. la tajada
(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).
He served me two slices of lamb.Me sirvió dos tajadas de cordero.
5. (piece of ham or cheese)
a. la loncha
(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).
Would you like a slice of ham?¿Quiere una loncha de jamón?
6. (share)
a. la parte
(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).
Employees will get a slice of the company's profits in the form of a bonus.Los empleados recibirán una parte de las ganancias de la empresa como una bonificación.
7. (tool)
a. la pala
(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 chef needs a new fish slice.El chef necesita una nueva pala para pescado.
8. (sports)
a. el efecto
(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).
(spin on ball)
There was too much slice on that shot and the ball is in the rough.La pelota se golpeó con demasiado efecto a la derecha y a terminado en el rough.
This player puts a lot of slice on his backhand.El revés de este jugador tiene mucho efecto.
b. el golpe cortado
(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).
(shot in tennis)
Federer's use of the slice is unmatched.Federer no tiene igual en cuanto el uso del golpe cortado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to cut)
a. cortar
Slice the cake so we can all have a piece.Corta el pastel para que todos podamos servirnos un trozo.
10. (sports)
a. dar efecto a
He usually slices his returns.Él acostumbra dar efecto a sus devoluciones de saque.
b. golpear oblicuamente
She's working with a swing coach to reduce the number of balls she slices.Está trabajando con un entrenador de swing para reducir la cantidad de pelotas que golpea oblicuamente.
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slice
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of bread)
a. la rebanada
(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. (of cheese, ham)
a. la loncha
(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).
3. (of beef)
a. la tajada
(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).
4. (of salami, cucumber)
a. la rodaja
(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).
5. (of cake)
a. la trozo m, porción
(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).
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a slice of the profitsun pedazo or una porción del pastel or
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (bread)
a. partir en rebanadas
8. (cheese, ham)
a. partir en lonchas
9. (beef)
a. partir
10. (salami, cucumber)
a. partir en rodajas
11. (cake)
a. trocear, dividir
to slice something in two or in halfdividir algo en dos or por la mitad
12. (in golf)
a. golpear mal
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slice [slaɪs]
noun
1 [of bread] rebanada (f); [of salami, sausage] loncha (f); raja (f); [of cheese, ham] loncha (f); [of beef, lamb etc] tajada (f); [of lemon, cucumber, pineapple] rodaja (f); [of cake, pie] trozo (m)
a slice of bread a slice of cake a slice of pie slices of beef/lamb/pork slices of ham/sausage/salami a slice of cheese a slice of lemon/orange/lime slices of cucumber/tomato/courgette
2 (portion) parte (f)
it affects a large slice of the population afecta a buena parte or a un amplio sector de la población; a slice of life un trozo de la vida tal como es; a slice of the profits una participación (en los beneficios)
Rents provided a large slice of his income These groups form only a relatively small slice of the total population He could buy himself a slice of history by splashing out $1 million on a baronial house. to grab get a slice of the [action] As the British rap scene grows in strength, the Americans are becoming keener to grab a slice of the action. Alternative travel, when it lives up to its promise, gives you a slice of life The ads were presented as \slice-of-life episodes\ with real people talking about their financial situation. a slice of [luck] I've been very fortunate to have had a few large slices of luck at the right time
3 (utensil) pala (f)
4 (Dep) pelota (f) cortada; (Golf) golpe (m) con efecto a la derecha
transitive verb
1 (cut into slices) [+bread] rebanar; [+salami, sausage, ham, cheese] cortar en lonchas; [+beef, lamb] cortar en tajadas; [+lemon, cucumber, pineapple] cortar en rodajas; [+cake, pie] partir en trozos
Shall I slice some bread? Slice the lemon into 7.5cm pieces. Vegetables should be sliced into strips
2 (cut) cortar
to slice sth in two cortar algo en dos
to slice sth in half Meanwhile, slice the cucumber in half. Shell the eggs and slice them in half to slice sth [into] (4) Can you slice the cake into 12?
to slice sth open abrir algo de un tajo
I sliced open the melon and removed the seeds they sliced the [air] with their knives
3 (Dep) [+ball] dar efecto a; cortar; (Golf) golpear oblicuamente (a derecha)
He sliced a drive and lost his ball in the water She sliced her backhand
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