sliver

sliver(
slih
-
vuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (shard)
a. la esquirla
(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).
(F)
I got a tiny sliver of glass in my finger when I was picking up pieces of a broken vase.Se me clavó en el dedo una esquirla pequeña de vidrio cuando recogía los pedazos de un florero roto.
b. la astilla
(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).
(F)
It's really painful when a sliver of wood goes under your fingernail.Duele mucho cuando una astilla de madera se te mete bajo la uña.
2. (slice)
a. la lonchita
(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).
(F)
Can I have a sliver of cheese?¿Me das una lonchita de queso?
b. la rodajita
(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).
(F)
You need to use very thin slivers of cucumber in the sandwiches.Hay que poner rodajitas muy finas de pepino en los sándwiches.
c. la tajadita
(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).
(F)
Would you like some more chicken? - Just a sliver, please.¿Quieres más pollo? - Solo una tajadita más, por favor.
d. el pedacito
(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).
(M)
Just a sliver of cake, please; I'm on a diet.Solo un pedacito de pastel, por favor, que estoy a régimen.
3. (crack)
a. el rayo
(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).
(M)
A sliver of light could be seen through the closed blinds.Un rayo de luz se colaba por las persianas cerradas.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(tiny bit)
a. la parte muy pequeña
(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).
(F)
They only have a sliver of the market now, but this will change.Solo tienen una parte muy pequeña del mercado, pero esto cambiará.
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sliver
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of ham, cheese)
a. la lonchita
(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).
(F)
2. (of glass)
a. la esquirla
(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).
(F)
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sliver [ˈslɪvəʳ]
noun
lonja (f); tajada (f); [of wood] astilla (f);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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