twig

twig(
twihg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (botany)
a. la ramita
(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)
A twig snapped under Tony's foot as he walked through the forest.Una ramita crujió bajo el pie de Tony mientras caminaba por el bosque.
Nate had found a twig in the yard, and he was running around pretending it was a magic wand.Nate había encontrado una ramita en el patio y estaba corriendo por ahí simulando que era una varita mágica.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to understand)
a. caer
Thirty minutes into watching the game on TV, Nick finally twigged to the fact that it was not live.Tras treinta minutos viendo el partido en la televisión, Nick finalmente cayó en el hecho de que no era en vivo.
b. darse cuenta
Stephanie twigged to the fact that it is summer in Australia at Christmas.Stephanie se dio cuenta del hecho de que es verano en Australia en Navidad.
c. coscarse
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I didn't understand the lecturer's explanation, but after Meg explained it, it finally twigged.No entendía la explicación del profesor, pero después de que Meg lo explicara, por fin se coscó.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to understand)
a. darse cuenta de
Ed just twigged Scarlett's satirical intent.Ed se acaba de dar cuenta de la intención satírica de Scarlett.
twigs
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (kindling)
a. la leña menuda
(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 have plenty of logs, but we need some twigs if we're going to get this fire lit.Tenemos bastantes troncos, pero necesitamos leña menuda si vamos a prender este fuego.
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twig
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (realize)
a. darse cuenta de
b. coscarse de
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (realize)
a. darse cuenta
b. coscarse
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
to twig to somethingdarse cuenta de algo coscarse de algo
twig [twɪɡ]
noun
1 [of wood] ramita (f)
2 twigs (for fire) leña (f) menuda
twig [twɪɡ] (Britain)
transitive verb
(understand) caer en la cuenta de
intransitive verb
caer en la cuenta
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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