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See the entry forsobras.
Presentconjugation ofsobrar.


A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (culinary)
a. leftovers
Voy a comer las sobras de ayer.I'm going to eat the leftovers from yesterday.
2. (sewing)
a. remnants
Aproveché las sobras de la tela para hacerle un vestido a la muñeca de mi hija.I used the remnants of the cloth to make a dress for my daughter's doll.
3. (coffee remains)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. dregs
Hay gente que sabe leer las sobras del café para adivinar el futuro.There are people who can read coffee dregs to predict the future.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
4. (overabundance)
a. excess
En este país hay sobra de ideas que no conducen a nada.In this country there's an excess of ideas that go nowhere.
b. surplus
La sobra de maíz hizo que bajara el precio del cereal.The surplus of corn brought the price of cereal down.
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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. (general)
a. excess, surplus
de sobramore than enough
aquí estoy de sobra, me voyI'm off, it's obvious I'm not wanted here
lo sabemos de sobrawe know it only too well
2. (de comida)
a. leftovers
3. (de tela)
a. remnants
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1 (excedente) excess; surplus
2 sobras [de comida] leftovers; (Cos) remnants;
de sobra spare; extra; aquí tengo de sobra I've more than enough here; tenemos comida de sobra we've got more than enough food; tengo tiempo de sobra I've got plenty of time; tuvo motivos de sobra he was more than justified; lo sé de sobra I know it only too well; sabes de sobra que yo no he sido you know full well that it wasn't me; aquí estoy de sobra I'm not needed o I'm superfluous here; es de sobra conocido it's common knowledge
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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