Translation of paddy in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈpædi/

n (pl -dies)

  • 1paddy (field) arrozal (m)
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    • But he did not receive water from the government irrigation scheme in time, the paddy field dried out and he could not get a good harvest.
    • ‘It was like a huge group of grasshoppers surrounding a paddy field, ready to ravage the grains,’ the report said.
    • The geographical location of the paddy field made the expanse of land that it encompasses brim with surprises - with never ending tales of its own.
  • 3 (tantrum) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], pataleta (f) [familiar/colloquial], rabieta (f) [familiar/colloquial] he got into a paddy le dio una pataleta or una rabieta or un berrinche [familiar/colloquial]
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    • I wouldn't exactly say he's straight with me either, but at least he doesn't run off in a paddy.
    • Crooks explained: ‘He had a bit of a paddy but he's realised that if he is going to stay at the club he has to go along with what I tell him.’
    • With that she threw a paddy and put the phone down on him.

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