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lengua materna


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Principal Translations
lengua nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (órgano muscular de la boca) (part of mouth)tongue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Me he mordido la lengua.
lengua nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (idioma) (communication system)language nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La lengua inglesa se habla en todos los continentes.
 
Additional Translations
lengua nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (campana: badajo) (of a bell)clapper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Esa campana no suena porque se le cayó la lengua.
lengua nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (llamarada) (jet of fire)blaze nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El bombero apagó una lengua de fuego.
lengua nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (tierra que entra al agua) (strip of land, promontory)tongue, spit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El barco encalló en una lengua de arena.
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Compound Forms:
comerle la lengua el gato,
comerle la lengua el ratón
exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho").
coloquial (quedarse mudo)cat have one's tongue exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
lengua a la vinagreta tongue in vinaigrette nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
lengua de oc loc nom flocución nominal femenina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo femenino ("casa de citas", "zona cero", "arma secreta"). (conjunto de dialectos)Occitan prop n
  Occitan language nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Los trovadores cantaban en lengua de oc.
lengua de oíl nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (hablada al N de Francia) (French)langue d'oïl nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  oïl language nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 La lengua de oíl es un conjunto de dialectos hablados al norte del Loira.
lengua de signos sign language nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
lengua madre mother tongue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
lengua muerta nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). (que ya no se habla)dead language nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 El latín es una lengua muerta.
 Latin is a dead language.
lengua nativa native language, native tongue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
lengua popular common tongue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
lengua propia native tongue, mother tongue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
lengua viperina nfnombre femenino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente femenino ("mesa", "tabla"). peyorativo, figurado (persona malintencionada) (person)gossip, gossiper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
  (speech)forked tongue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
 Las lenguas viperinas destruyeron su reputación.
lengua viva living language
morderse la lengua loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (esforzarse en callar) (figuratively)bite your tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (figuratively)hold your tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Tuve que morderme la lengua para no decirle lo que pensaba de ella.
 I had to bite my tongue so I wouldn't tell him what I thought about her.
sacar la lengua loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (hacer burla con la lengua)stick out your tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
sin pelos en la lengua exprexpresión: Expresiones idiomáticas, dichos, refranes y frases hechas de tres o más palabras ("Dios nos libre", "a lo hecho, pecho"). (que habla sin cortarse)outspoken adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  not mince words v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
soltarse la lengua ramble on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
soltársele a alguien la lengua loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (comenzar a hablar más de la cuenta)spill the beans v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (start speaking too freely)loosen the tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tener algo en la punta de la lengua have [sth] on the tip of your tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tener en la punta de la lengua have on the tip of your tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tirar de la lengua talk too much v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tirar de la lengua a alguien make [sb] talk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
tragarse la lengua bite your tongue v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
uso de la lengua use of the tongue nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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