itch
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itch(
ihch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (irritation)
a. la picazón
(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).
Notify your doctor if you notice side effects such as a mild itch or rash.Consulta a tu médico si notas efectos secundarios como picazón leve o sarpullido.
b. el picor
(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).
All the insect bites caused an extreme itch all over his back.Todas esas picaduras de insecto le causaron un picor intensísimo por toda la espalda.
c. la comezón
(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).
I should have never stepped on that anthill. Now, I have an itch all over!No tendría que haber pisado ese hormiguero. ¡Ahora tengo comezón por todo el cuerpo!
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(desire)
a. el ansia
(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 crowd made her anxious, and she felt the itch to leave the party as soon as possible.La multitud la puso nerviosa y sintió el ansia de salir de la fiesta lo antes posible.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to cause itchiness)
a. picar
Are you sure this is a moisturizer? It really itches.¿Estás seguro de que es una crema hidratante? Me pica mucho.
4. (to be itchy)
a. picar
This morning, I ran through a poison ivy shrub, and now I itch all over as though I had fleas.Esta mañana, pasé corriendo por un arbusto de hiedra venenosa, y ahora me pica todo el cuerpo como si tuviera pulgas.
5. (to want)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He is really itching to go traveling this summer.Tiene muchas ganas de viajar este verano.
I am itching for a huge slice of that cake.Me muero por un pedazo enorme de ese pastel.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to cause itchiness to)
a. picar
I don't like wearing wool, because it itches my skin.No me gusta usar lana, porque me pica la piel.
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itch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el picor
(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).
2. (fig)
a.
to have an itch to do somethingtener muchas ganas de hacer algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. picar
my leg is itchingme pica la pierna
4. (fig)
a.
to be itching to do somethingtener muchas ganas de hacer algo
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itch [ɪtʃ]
noun
picor (m); (less frequent) picazón (f); comezón (f)
to have an itch tener un picor; (less frequent) tener una picazón or una comezón
I've got an itch here, can you scratch it for me? me pica aquí or tengo un picor aquí, ¿me puedes rascar?
to have an itch to do sth rabiar por hacer algo
intransitive verb
1 (be itchy)
my leg itches me pica la pierna; (said by older people) tengo picazón or comezón en la pierna; I was itching all over me picaba todo
to be itching for sth estar deseando algo
he was itching for a chance to play against the champion estaba deseando tener la oportunidad de jugar contra el campeón
she was itching for a chance to have a go to be itching for a chance to do sth
he's itching for a fight tiene ganas de pelea
to be itching to do sth rabiar por hacer algo
2 (cause itchiness) [+sweater, wool] picar
I don't like wearing that jumper, it itches consider label `considered incorrect by some speakers of English' this jumper is itching me my back is itching me
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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