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Pronunciation: /liːf/

Translation of leaf in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural leaves)

  • 1 countable/numerable (of plant, tree) hoja (feminine) the trees are not in leaf yet los árboles no tienen hojas todavía the oak is coming into leaf el roble está echando hojas, al roble le están saliendo hojas to shake o tremble like a leaf temblar* como una hoja (before noun/delante del nombre) leaf bud yema (feminine) leaf spinach hojas (feminine plural) de espinaca ([ sin picar ])
  • 2 countable/numerable (page, sheet) hoja (feminine) to take a leaf out of sb's book seguir* el ejemplo de algn to turn (over) a new leaf reformarse, hacer* borrón y cuenta nueva

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) echar hojas

Phrasal verbs

leaf through

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[catalog/magazine] hojear

Definition of leaf in:

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