straw

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straw(
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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. (dry stalks of grain)
a. la paja
(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)
The farmer fed straw to the cows.El granjero alimentó sus vacas con paja.
2. (thin drinking tube)
a. la pajita
(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)
Sally drinks her milk with a straw.Sally toma la lecha con una pajita.
b. el sorbete
(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)
We don't want to use plastic, so we use paper straws.No queremos usar plástico, por lo que usamos sorbetes de papel.
c. el popote
(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)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Can I have a straw with my soda, please?¿Me da un popote con el refresco por favor?
d. el pitillo
(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)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
She was sucking up cola through a straw.Estaba sorbiendo cola por un pitillo.
e. el sorbeto
(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)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Drink through a straw to avoid developing wrinkles.Toma por un sorbeto para evitar desarrollar arrugas.
f. el absorbente
(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)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
I'll use a straw because I don't want to smear my lipstick.Yo usaré un absorbente porque no quiero que se me corra el pintalabios.
g. el carrizo
(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)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
Would you like a straw for your apple juice?¿Quieres un carrizo para tu jugo de manzana?
h. la bombilla
(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)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
We need short straws for these drinks.Necesitamos bombillas cortas para estos tragos.
3. (single stem)
a. la paja
(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 tickled my nose with a straw.Me hizo cosquillas en la nariz con una paja.
b. la pajita
(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've got a straw caught in your hair.Tienes una pajita atrapada en tu pelo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (made of straw)
a. de paja
They covered the nativity scene with a straw roof.Techaron el nacimiento con un techo de paja.
5. (of the color of straw)
a. pajizo
I saw a beautiful straw blouse on sale.Vi una bella blusa pajiza en liquidación.
b. color paja
She was wearing a straw linen skirt.Llevaba una falda de lino color paja.
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straw
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la paja
(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. (for drinking)
a. la pajita
(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)
b. el popote
(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)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
3. (fig)
a.
to clutch or grasp at strawsagarrarse a un clavo ardiendo
4. (fig)
a.
that's the last straw(eso) es la gota que colma el vaso
straw hatsombrero de paja
5. (fig)
a.
straw manhombre de paja
straw pollsondeo informal
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straw [strɔː]
noun
1 (Agr) paja (f)
the straw that breaks the camel's back la gota que colma el vaso
to clutch or grasp at straws agarrarse a un clavo ardiendo
to draw or get the short straw ser elegido para hacer algo desagradable
I always draw the short straw siempre me toca a mí la china (informal)
it's the last straw! ¡es el colmo!; ¡solo faltaba eso!
it's a straw in the wind sirve de indicio
2 (drinking straw) pajita (f); caña (f); popote (m); (Méx)
to drink through a straw beber con pajita
adjective
(made of straw) de paja; (colour) pajizo; color paja;
modifier
straw hat (n) sombrero (m) de paja
straw man (n) hombre (m) de paja
straw poll straw vote (n) votación (f) de tanteo
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