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Inflexiones de 'cal' (n): fpl: cales

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Principal Translations
cal nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (óxido de calcio)lime nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Mi tío me dijo que poniéndoles cal a los árboles se ahuyentan las hormigas.
 My uncle told me that putting lime on trees keeps the ants away.
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Compound Forms:
a cal y canto loc advlocución adverbial: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como adverbio ("en vilo", "de seguido", "a quemarropa"). (totalmente cerrado)under lock and key advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
 Cerró a cal y canto su casa y ni siquiera contestaba a las llamadas telefónicas.
 He closed his house up under lock and key and he wouldn't even answer the telephone.
cal apagada,
cal hidratada,
cal muerta
nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla").
(hidróxido de calcio)slaked lime nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (technical)calcium hydroxide nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Se le echa agua a la cal viva y obtienes cal apagada para pintar.
cal viva nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (óxido de calcio)quicklime nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (technical)calcium oxide nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 No metas la mano en cal viva que es altamente corrosiva.
cal y canto exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (cerrado)translation unavailable
una de cal y otra de arena exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (una buena otra mala) (figurative)one good and one bad exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  the bitter with the sweet exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  life has its ups and downs exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Hoy tuvimos una de cal y otra de arena; nos aprobaron el préstamo pero nos dieron solo un plazo de dos años para devolverlo.
 Today we had the bitter with the sweet: they approved the loan but only gave us two years to pay it back in.
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