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lake

Pronunciation: /leɪk/

Translation of lake in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • lago (masculine) milk/wine lake (British English/inglés británico) [humorous/humorístico] excedentes (masculine plural) de leche/vino go (and) jump in a lake! [colloquial/familiar] ¡vete a freír espárragos! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The story is all the more remarkable when you take into account the size of Europe's wine lake and the stiff competition in today's crushingly crowded fine wine market.
    • The grape spirit market was in decline, too, so the EC wine lake was overflowing.
    • Critics say it has resulted in the grotesque and immoral destruction of produce - those wine lakes and butter mountains - to keep prices artificially high.

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