pickle

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pickle(
pih
-
kuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (culinary)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pepinillo en vinagre
(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).
(preserved cucumber)
She loves cucumbers but detests pickles.Le encantan los pepinos, pero detesta los pepinillos en vinagre.
2. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. los encurtidos
(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).
I only had some toast with cheese and pickle for lunch. That's why I'm hungry now.Solo tomé unas tostadas con queso y encurtidos para almorzar. Por eso tengo hambre.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(difficult situation)
a. el lío
(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).
I need your help. I've gotten myself into a real pickle.Necesito tu ayuda. Me he metido en un gran lío.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to preserve in vinegar or similar substance)
a. encurtir
We pickle a lot of our vegetables in the fall.Encurtimos muchos de nuestros vegetales en el otoño.
b. escabechar
One can pickle eggs, meat, fish, and other foods.Se puede escabechar huevos, carne, pescado y otros alimentos.
pickles
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. los encurtidos
(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).
(preserved vegetables or fruit)
I like pickles with my cheese sandwich.Me gusta comer encurtidos con mi sándwich de queso.
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pickle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sauce) (United Kingdom)
a. salsa agridulce a base de trocitos de fruta y verduras
picklesvariantes mpl, encurtidos mpl
2. (fam fig)
a.
to be in a bit of a pickleestar en un buen lío
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. encurtir
pickled cabbage/onionscol f/cebolletas en vinagre
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pickle [ˈpɪkl]
noun
1 (condiment) (also pickles) encurtidos (m); (liquid) escabeche (m)
2 (plight) lío (informal) (m); apuro (m); aprieto (m)
to be in a pickle estar en un apuro or aprieto; to get into a pickle meterse en un lío (informal)
transitive verb
encurtir; escabechar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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