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

Translation of bean in Spanish:


  • 2 [colloquial] 2.1 (scrap, trace) (esp British) (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)
    estar pelado [colloquial]
    estar sin blanca (Spain) [colloquial]
    andar erizo (Mexico) [colloquial]
    andar palmado (Central America) [colloquial]
    not to know beans about something (US)
    no saber ni papa de algo [colloquial]
    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.
    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) (US)
    coco (masculine) [colloquial]
    mate (masculine) (South America) [colloquial]
    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?

transitive verb

  • (US) [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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