trifle

trifle(
tray
-
fuhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (unimportant issue)
a. la pequeñez
(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).
(F)
We should stop focusing on trifles and move our attention to the bigger problem at hand.Deberíamos dejar de enfocarnos en pequeñeces y mover nuestra atención al problema principal en cuestión.
Zack and Dexter argued over a trifle and then laughed and made up.Zach y Dexter discutieron por una pequeñez, y luego se rieron e hicieron las paces.
b. la nimiedad
(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).
(F)
The issue of whether he's guilty of plagiarism is not a trifle.El tema de si es culpable de plagio no es una nimiedad.
2. (small amount)
a. la insignificancia
(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).
(F)
I like your shoes. How much did they cost? - Oh, just a trifle. I don't even remember.Me gustan tus zapatos. ¿Cuánto costaron? - Oh, una insignificancia. Ni siquiera me acuerdo.
3. (object of little value)
a. la bagatela
(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).
(F)
What lovely earrings. - These? Nonsense! They're just trifles.Qué preciosos aretes. - ¿Estos? ¡Nada que ver! Solo son bagatelas.
b. la baratija
(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).
(F)
Bill gave Ana a trifle for her birthday.Bill le regaló a Ana una baratija para su cumpleaños.
4. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. el bizcocho borracho con frutas, natillas y 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).
(M)
Graeme served trifle for dessert.Graeme sirvió un postre de frutas, natillas y crema.
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trifle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
a trifle wide/shortun poquito ancho(a)/corto(a)
2. (culinary) (United Kingdom)
a. postre de frutas en gelatina y bizcocho cubiertas de crema
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trifle [ˈtraɪfl]
noun
1 (cheap object) baratija (f); fruslería (f) (formal)
2 (unimportant issue) pequeñez (f); nimiedad (f) (formal)
he worries about trifles se preocupa por nimiedades; any trifle can distract her le distrae cualquier tontería
3 (small amount) insignificancia (f)
£5 is a mere trifle cinco libras son una insignificancia; you could have bought it for a trifle hubieras podido comprarlo por una insignificancia or por nada
4
a trifle (as adv) (somewhat) algo; un poquito
it's a trifle too big it's a trifle too much
it's a trifle difficult es un poco or poquito difícil; we were a trifle put out quedamos algo desconcertados; nos quedamos un poquito desconcertados
5 (Cookery) dulce (m) de bizcocho borracho
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