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Pronunciation: /spuːn/

Translation of spoon in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (piece of cutlery) cuchara (feminine); (small) cucharita (feminine), cucharilla (feminine) a soup/serving spoon una cuchara sopera/de servir a wooden spoon una cuchara de madera or de palo to be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth nacer* en cuna de oro to get o win the wooden spoon (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] quedar en último lugar, llevarse el premio de consolación or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) el premio (de) consuelo
    Example sentences
    • Holding a spoon and a bowl, this woman lunches quietly, pensively and, most importantly, alone on the grass.
    • Thirteen-month-old Kristin turns her head away when offered food on a spoon.
    • He would make everyday utensils, such as spoons and bowls, and even made a 24-blade knife.
    1.2 (spoonful) [colloquial/familiar] cucharada (feminine); (small) cucharadita (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • I dropped the strainer method and adopted tea bags, made in the mug, but the drink (Assam with no more than a drop of milk and two heaped spoons of sugar) turned out the same: hot, strong and syrupy.
    • One day I was putting six spoons of sugar into a cup of tea, when I saw some men at another table watching me.
    1.3 (in fishing) cucharilla (feminine), cucharita (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • During the past week 26 anglers caught 53 trout for 68 lb in 49 angling days, mostly all to wet fly but also some by anglers trolling spoon baits.
    • We could see how many fishermen had delved into these waters by the hundreds of spoon baits lodged in the weed.
    • Some fishermen trolled dead bait as well as various types of spoon baits and some trout were caught.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to spoon food into sb's mouth darle* de comer a algn en la boca spoon the juices over the meat rocíe la carne con su jugo spoon the filling into the tomatoes rellene los tomates con una cuchara she spooned the carrots onto my plate me sirvió las zanahorias

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [dated or hum] [lovers] besuquearse [colloquial/familiar]

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