Translation of bun in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /bʌn/


  • 1 1.1 (sweetened) bollo (m) currant bun bollo con pasas oven
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    • Good Friday is celebrated with a traditional breakfast of codfish cakes and hot-cross buns.
    • Imagine children having tea, inevitably squabbling over the buns, teacakes, muffins and - this being a British expression - crumpets.
    • There were sack races, a tea in the marquee with cakes, buns and sandwiches for 200, and a lad who won the prize for his branch-covered fancy dress of Boots.
    1.2 (bread roll) panecillo (m), pancito (m) (CS) , bolillo (m) (Méx)
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    • They all indulged in the delicious Bar-b-cue food of sausages, burgers on buns and hot dog rolls.
    • Ring the changes with pitta bread or sesame buns, instead of the usual sliced bread.
    • Serve on whole-wheat buns or Kaiser rolls, or spread on top of rice.
  • 2 (hairstyle) moño (m), rodete (m) (RPl) , chongo (m) (Méx) she wears her hair in a bun lleva el pelo recogido en un moño ( or rodete etc)
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    • If local women venture onto the dusty streets at all, they sport ankle-length dresses, buttoned-up blouses and 1930s hairstyles with buns and pompadours.
    • Smiling, she tidied up her hair into a tight bun, with a thin, wooden chopstick going through it.
    • I quickly pulled my hair into a tight bun, not wanting to bother with a swim cap.

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