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American English: /strɔ/
British English: /strɔː/

Translation of straw in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable (before noun) straw hat/mattress
    sombrero (masculine) /colchón (masculine) de paja
    straw mat
    Example sentences
    • This unique facility will be constructed with natural materials - plastered straw bale walls with a turf roof.
    • The directive does require farmers to supply pigs with rooting materials such as straw, hay, wood, sawdust, compost or peat.
    • I am afraid I do not follow the reasoning as wheat straw thatch has been a common roof covering for hundreds of years.
  • 2 countable (single stalk) we'll draw straws for it
    el que saque la paja or pajita más corta lo hace
    I always draw the short straw
    siempre me toca a mí bailar con la más fea [colloquial] [humorous]
    a straw in the wind
    un indicio de cómo andan las cosas
    not to care/give a straw or two straws for something [colloquial]I don't care a straw for her opinion
    me importa un comino or un pepino or un rábano lo que piense [colloquial]
    to be the last or final straw
    ser el colmo
    ser lo último
    this is the last straw!
    ¡esto ya es el colmo or lo último!
    to clutch or catch or grasp at straws
    aferrarse desesperadamente a una esperanza
    the straw which broke the camel's back
    la gota que colmó el vaso or (Mexico) que derramó el vino
    Example sentences
    • To tickle a horse's belly with a straw (the childhood memory), she had to select a single straw.
    • She stares at him and he looks at her and she asks, ‘Why are you chewing a straw?’
    • ‘Of course,’ Mike replied between chews on a straw held carelessly between his teeth.
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