cream
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cream(
krim
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
a. la crema
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Would you like some strawberries and cream?¿Quieres fresas con crema?
b. la nata
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The secret ingredient in my pasta carbonara is cream.El ingrediente secreto de mi pasta carbonara es la nata.
2. (lotion)
a. la crema
(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).
My hands are really dry. Can I have some of your cream?Tengo las manos bien secas. ¿Me das un poco de tu crema?
3. (elite)
a. la flor y nata
(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).
The cream of comedy will be there. You can't miss it.La flor y nata de la comedia estará allá. No te lo puedes perder.
b. la crema
(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).
The taxpayers association represents the cream of society who get out of paying taxes.La asociación de contribuyentes representa a la crema de la sociedad que evita pagar impuestos.
4. (color)
a. el color crema
(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).
The main color for the waiting room will be cream.El color principal para la sala de espera será el color crema.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (color)
a. color crema
She has a matching cream purse to go with her cream shoes.Tiene un bolso color crema que combina con sus zapatos del mismo color.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to mix)
a. batir
Cream the butter, sugar, and eggs until the mix is smooth.Bate la mantequilla, el azúcar y los huevos hasta que quede suave la mezcla.
7. (to remove the cream from)
a. descremar
We are going to cream this milk in order to make a low fat yogurt.Vamos a descremar esta leche para hacer un yogur bajo en grasa.
b. desnatar
There is disagreement about whether it is healthier to cream the milk or not.Hay desacuerdo sobre si es más saludable desnatar la leche o no.
8.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(to beat)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. aplastar
We creamed the other team 11 to nothing.Aplastamos al otro equipo por 11 a nada.
b. hacer papilla
Jose creamed Federico when Federico insulted his mother.José hizo papilla a Federico cuando este insultó a su madre.
9.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to ejaculate over)
a. correrse
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
He creamed his pants just thinking about it.Se corrió los pantalones solo pensando en ello.
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cream
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of milk)
a. la nata
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. la crema (de leche)
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
cream of tomato/chicken soupcrema de tomate or
cream cakepastel de nata, crema
cream cheesequeso blanco para untar
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the creamla flor y nata
3. (lotion)
a. la crema
(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).
face/hand creamcrema facial/de manos
4. (color)
a. el (color m) crema
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cream(-colored)(color) crema
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (culinary)
a. batir (beat)
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cream [kriːm]
noun
1 (on milk) nata (f); crema (f); (LAm)
cream of tartar crémor (m) tártaro; cream of tomato soup sopa (f) de crema de tomate; cream of wheat (US) sémola (f)
2 flor (f) y nata; crema (f)
the cream of society la flor y nata de la sociedad; the cream of the crop lo mejor de lo mejor
The show features the cream of the crop of this year's graduates in photography, film and video The cream of the British crop, the literary dramas that are shown on US public television, make up a relatively small part of British air time
3 (lotion) (for face, shoes etc) crema (f); pomada (f)
shoe cream betún (m); face cream crema (f) para la cara
adjective
1 (cream-coloured) color crema
2 (made with cream) de nata or crema; (LAm)
transitive verb
1 [+milk] desnatar; descremar; (LAm) [+butter] batir
2 (also cream together) (mix) batir
creamed potatoes puré (m) de patatas or papas; (LAm)
3 (US) [+enemy, opposing team] arrollar; aplastar
4
to cream one's pants correrse sin querer (vulgar)
Oh wow! They're from the inner city and they swear a bit but, like, they read The Guardian and — Ooh, I've creamed my pants ... the kind of indigenous rock the BPI creams its corporate pants over
modifier
cream cake (n) pastel (m) de nata or crema; (LAm)
cream cheese (n) queso (m) crema
cream cracker (n) galleta (f) de soda
cream puff (n) petisú (m); pastel (m) de nata or crema; (LAm)
cream soda (n) gaseosa (f) de vainilla
cream tea (n) (Britain) merienda en cafetería que suele constar de té, bollos, mermelada y nata
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