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American English: /bin/
British English: /biːn/

Translation of bean in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (fresh, in pod) green bean
    Example sentences
    • We went to Notcutts and bought some compost since my bean seedlings are growing into triffids and need planting out ASAP.
    • About half the nation's $629 million dry edible bean crop is grown in those two states and Michigan.
    • There are also shell beans (lima, navy, kidney, mung, garbanzo and soya) that you can grow just for the bean seeds inside the pod.
    frijol (masculine) or (Spain) alubia (feminine) or judía (feminine) or (Southern Cone) poroto (masculine) or (Venezuela) caraota (feminine)
    to be full of beans [colloquial]
    estar lleno de vida
    rebosar energía
    to spill the beans
    levantar la liebre or (River Plate area) la perdiz
    also: coffee bean
  • 2 [colloquial] 2.1 (scrap, trace) (especially British English) (with negative) she told us nothing, not a bean!
    ¡no nos dijo ni pío! [colloquial]
    it isn't worth a bean
    no vale nada
    not to have a bean (British English)
    estar pelado [colloquial]
    estar sin blanca (Spain) [colloquial]
    andar palmado (Central America) [colloquial]
    not to know beans about something (American English)
    no saber ni papa de algo [colloquial]
    also: beans plural
    platita (feminine) (Latin America) [colloquial]
    cuartos (masculine plural) (Spain) [colloquial]
    quintos (masculine plural) (Mexico) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • I don't think Selina would even bid one bean for me.
    • Lio and Tracy have just spent their entire savings buying their first house and don't have a bean to spend on décor.
    • I have not one bean to my name after the UK jaunt.
    2.3 (head)
    Example sentences
    • You gotta use your bean to get this right so, as they say in the military, listen up.
    • Every time you make a decision, take any action on your own responsibility, give and order or use your bean, you are preparing yourself for greater opportunities.
    • Why doesn't Foley use his bean and draft legislation prohibiting tornadoes from entering or coming near to trailer parks?
    Example sentences
    • Having the world's best beans doesn't mean beans unless they are roasted correctly.
    • When it comes to small businesses, the net profit doesn't mean beans because the seller is doing everything possible to keep this number low to avoid taxes.
    • There really isn't much to recycle in the ordinary light bulb, even the combination of glass and metal doesn't amount to beans.

transitive verb

  • (American English) [colloquial]to bean somebody
    darle un porrazo or un mamporro en la cabeza a alguien [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • That felt better until a bunch of 12-year-olds started beaning me in the head with their tubes.
    • During the fifth inning though she was beaned by the ball while the opponent was at bat.
    • They're still waiting, in part because his 1998 season was ruined when he was beaned at midseason, and then he struggled with his confidence.

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