swig
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swig
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (small amount of a liquid)
a. el trago
(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).
He took a generous swig of the whiskey and coughed.Dio un trago generoso del whisky y tosió.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to drink)
a. beber a tragos
He swigged down the whole bottle in two minutes.Bebió toda la botella a tragos en dos minutos.
b. tomar
I feel dehydrated in this heat. I could swig a big bottle of Gatorade.Me siento deshidratado en este calor. Podría tomar una botella grande de Gatorade.
c. beber
There are some kids sitting on the museum stairs swigging beers.Hay unos chicos sentados en la escalera del museo bebiendo cervezas.
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swig
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el trago
(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).
he took a swig from the bottledio un trago de la botella
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. pimplar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. tomar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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swig [swɪɡ]
transitive verb
beber (a tragos)
noun
trago (m)
have a swig of this bébete un poco de esto; he took a swig from his flask se echó un trago de la botella
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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