talla

talla(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (clothing)
a. size
Edna usa una talla seis de vestidos y una talla siete de zapatos.Edna wears a size six dress and size seven shoes.
2. (artwork)
a. carving (wood)
Andrés hizo una talla de un pez de un pedazo de secuoya.Andres made a carving of a fish from a piece of sequoia.
b. cutting (jewel)
La talla del Diamante Hope fue encargada por el rey Louis XIV en 1668.The cutting of the Hope Diamond was ordered by King Louis XIV in 1668.
c. sculpture (stone)
Tienes que poder ver la talla dentro del mármol antes de empezar.You have to be able to see the sculpture inside the marble before beginning.
3. (of a person)
a. height
La enfermera midió mi talla y mi peso y calculó mi índice de masa corporal.The nurse measured my height and weight and calculated my body mass index.
4. (moral and intellectual)
a. stature
El señor Casillas es un hombre de gran talla y un buen candidato para el puesto de jefe del concejo.Mr. Casillas is a man of great stature and a good candidate for the post of city council leader.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(issue)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Oye, te tengo una talla ahí. - Sí, dime, mi hermano. ¿Qué hay?Hey, I've got something I want to run by you. - Yeah, sure thing, man. What's up?
Qué talla más loca lo de ayer, ¿no?Man, that was crazy what happened yesterday, wasn't it?
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talla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (medida)
a. size
¿qué talla usas?what size are you?
no es de mi tallait's not my size
2. (estatura)
a. height
es de mi tallashe's as tall as me
3. (capacidad)
a. stature
dar la tallato be up to it
no dio la talla como representante del colegiohe wasn't up to the task of representing his school
4. (art)
a. carving
5. (en piedra)
a. sculpture
6. (de piedra preciosa)
a. cutting
talla
1 [de ropa] size
camisas de todas las tallas shirts in all sizes; ¿de qué talla son estos pantalones? what size are these trousers?
2 (altura) height
dar la talla to be tall enough; to measure up; no ha dado la talla para ingresar en el ejército he wasn't tall enough to join the army; he didn't satisfy the minimum height requirement for joining the army; no dio la talla como solista he didn't make the grade as a soloist; he didn't measure up as a soloist; no dio la talla en la disputa he couldn't hold his own in the argument; tener poca talla to be short
3 (categoría, nivel) stature
hay pocos políticos de la talla de este ministro there are few politicians of the stature of this minister
4 (Arte) (escultura) sculpture; [de madera] carving; (grabado) engraving
talla en madera woodwork; wood carving
5 (vara) measuring rod
6 (Naipes) hand
7 (Med) gallstones operation
8 (Jur) reward for capture of a criminal; (for capture of a criminal)
poner a algn a talla to offer a reward for sb's capture
talla
1 (Centroamérica) (mentira) fib; lie
2 (S. Cone) (chismes) gossip; chitchat; (piropo) compliment
echar tallas a algn to pay a compliment to a woman
echar talla(s) a algn
echar talla to put on airs
3 (And) (paliza) beating
4 (México) (pelea) set-to (familiar); squabble
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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