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z

USAGE NOTE
This word may be capitalized. This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
z(
zi
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (letter)
a. la z
(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)
"Zoo" begins with a z."Zoo" empieza por z.
b. la zeta
(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)
"Cent" is spelled with a c, not with a z."Cent" se escribe con ce, no con zeta.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(sleep)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I didn't sleep much last night. I need to grab some z's.Anoche no dormí mucho. Necesito echarme una siesta.
I'm really tired. I'm gonna go catch some z's.Tengo mucho sueño. Me voy a dormir un poco.
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Z, z
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[zed
noun
1. Z, z (f) (letter) (Estados Unidos)
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Z
z
[zed] [ziː] (US)
noun
(letter) Z; z (f)
Z for Zebra Z de Zaragoza
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