espina

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Inflexiones de 'espina' (n): fpl: espinas

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Principal Translations
espina nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (pincho de una planta)thorn nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (cactus)prickle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  thorn nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  sticker nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Una de las espinas de la rosa le pinchó el dedo.
 One of the rose's thorns pricked his finger.
 
Additional Translations
espina nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (huesecillos de pez)  (fish)bone nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 No le gustaba el pescado porque tenía espinas.
 He didn't like fish because it had bones.
espina nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). figurado (pesar íntimo)  (feeling)sadness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
   (literal meaning)have a thorn in your side exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
  knife in your heart exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
   (constant)problem nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Siempre tuvo clavada la espina de no haber aprendido inglés.
 He never got over the sadness of not having learned English.
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Compound Forms:
dar mala espina loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (generar desconfianza)make uneasy v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  not like the look of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Tu confías en él, pero a mí me da mala espina; no me parece una persona clara.
 You trust him, but he makes me uneasy. He doesn't strike me as a clear person.
dar mala espina algo loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (sospechar de algo)have a bad feeling about [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 No pienso invertir porque me da mala espina ese negocio.
 I don't think I'll invest in that because I have a bad feeling about that business.
espina dorsal nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). . (columna vertebral)backbone nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  dorsal spine, spine nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Un defecto en la espina dorsal le impedía caminar con normalidad.
 A defect in his backbone prevented him from walking normally.
tener una espina clavada hold a grudge v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tener una espina en el corazón loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (dolor emocional)have a deep hurt, be deeply wounded, carry a strong resentment exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
 Los exiliados tienen una espina en el corazón.
 Exiles have been deeply wounded.
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