spit
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spit(
spiht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sputum)
a. la saliva
(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 tried to blow a hair off my screen. Now there's spit next to the hair.Intenté soplar un pelo para quitarlo de mi pantalla. Ahora hay saliva al lado del pelo.
2. (culinary)
a. el asador
(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).
We enjoyed a delicious lunch of chicken cooked on a spit.Disfrutamos de un delicioso almuerzo de pollo preparado en un asador.
b. el espetón
(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).
Their speciality is roasted goat on a mesquite spit.Su especialidad es la cabra asada en un espetón de mezquite.
3. (geography)
a. la lengua
(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).
He lives on the spit of land between Arcata and Eureka, California.Vive en la lengua de tierra entre Arcata y Eureka, California.
b. el banco
(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).
Nantucket is a tiny spit of sand 26 miles off the coast of Massachusetts.Nantucket es un pequeño banco de arena a 26 millas de la costa de Massachusetts.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to expel saliva)
a. escupir (person)
Rodney got mad and spit on Elaine's shoes.Rodney se enojó y escupió sobre los zapatos de Elaine.
b. bufar (animal)
My cat walked up and then spat on the book I was reading.Mi gato se acercó y luego bufó sobre el libro que estaba leyendo.
5. (to sizzle)
a. chisporrotear
I cook my bacon in the microwave since it spits too much in the pan.Preparo el tocino en el microondas ya que chisporrotea demasiado en la sartén.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to expel from the mouth)
a. escupir
It's not a good sign if you spit blood every time you brush your teeth.No es una buena señal escupir sangre cada vez que te cepillas los dientes.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
7. (to rain) (United Kingdom)
a. chispear
I saw the sun for about five minutes before it started spitting.Vi el sol unos cinco minutos antes de que empezara a chispear.
b. caer algunas gotas
It looks like it's about to start spitting.Parece que van a empezar a caer algunas gotas.
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spit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (saliva)
a. la saliva
(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).
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
spit and polishlimpieza f, pulcritud f
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. escupir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (person, cat)
a. escupir
5. (hot fat)
a. saltar
it's spitting (with rain)está chispeando
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spit [spɪt] spat (past)
noun
saliva (f); esputo (m)
a few spits of rain unas gotas de lluvia
spit and polish limpieza (f)
that table needs a bit of spit and polish esa mesa hay que limpiarla
to be the dead spit of sb ser la viva imagen or el vivo retrato de algn
transitive verb
1 [+blood, crumb] escupir
2 (exclaim) espetar; soltar
"traitor!" he spat —¡traidor! —espetó or soltó él; he spat the words escupió las palabras
he practically spat the words
intransitive verb
1 [+person] escupir;at a;on en; [+cat] bufar
to spit in sb's face escupir a la cara a algn; it's spitting with rain (Britain) están cayendo algunas gotas
2 [+fat, fire] chisporrotear
the fish is spitting in the pan chisporrotea el pescado en la sartén
spit [spɪt]
noun
1 (Cookery) asador (m); espetón (m)
2 (Geog) [of land] lengua (f); (sandbank) banco (m) de arena;
transitive verb
espetar
modifier
spit roast (n) asado (m)
spit [spɪt]
noun
(Agr) azadada (f)
to dig three spits deep excavar a una profundidad de tres azadadas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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