spade

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spade(
speyd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (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).
(F)
Our eccentric neighbor began digging a ditch around his house with just a spade.Nuestro vecino eccéntrico comenzó a cavar una zanja alrededor de su casa con solo una pala.
2. (card)
a. la pica
(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)
Cindy realized that Fred had to have the last spade in the deck.Cindy se dio cuenta de que Fred debía de tener la última pica de la baraja.
b. la espada
(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)
(Spanish deck)
Diego was dealt a hand without a single spade.A Diego le repartieron una mano sin una sola espada.
3.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(black person)
a. el negro
(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)
, la negra
(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)
He was called a spade and told he wasn't welcome.Lo llamaron negro y le dijeron que no era bienvenido.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to move with a spade)
a. palear
We need to spade this pile of soil onto the truck.Necesitamos palear este montón de tierra al camión.
spades
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (suit of cards)
a. picas
The suits in the French deck of cards are spades, hearts, clubs, and diamonds.Los palos de la baraja francesa son picas, corazones, tréboles y diamantes.
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spade
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (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).
(F)
to call a spade a spadellamar a las cosas por su nombre, llamar al pan pan y al vino vino
2. (in cards)
a.
spadespicas fpl
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spade [speɪd]
noun
1 (tool) pala (f)
to call a spade a spade llamar al pan pan y al vino vino
2 spades (Cards) picas (f); picos (m); (in Spanish pack) espadas (f)
the three of spades el tres de espadas; to play spades jugar espadas; to play a spade jugar una espada
Not only had we beat the odds, we had won in spades! we needn't have worried, you guys came through in spades
3 negroanegra (m) (f);a negra
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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