- 1.1 uncountable/no numerable paja (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) straw hat/mattress sombrero (m)/colchón (m) de paja straw mat estera (feminine)More example sentences1.2 countable/numerable (single stalk) paja (f), pajita (f) 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/familiar, humorístico] a straw in the wind un indicio de cómo andan las cosas not to care/give a straw o two straws for sth [colloquial/familiar] I don't care a straw for her opinion me importa un comino or un pepino or un rábano lo que piense [colloquial/familiar] to be the last o final straw ser* el colmo, ser* lo último this is the last straw! ¡esto ya es el colmo or lo último! to clutch o catch o grasp at straws aferrarse desesperadamente a una esperanza the straw which broke the camel's back la gota que colmó el vaso or (Mexico/México) que derramó el vino
More example sentences1.3 countable/numerable (for drinking) pajita (f), paja (f), caña (f) (Spain/España) , pitillo (masculine) (Colombia) , popote (masculine) (Mexico/México) to drink sth through a straw beber algo con una pajita ( or paja etc)
- 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.
More 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.
- She was straddled across a terrified studenty looking lad who was drinking from a straw in the bottle.
- They are then asked to blow through a straw into a glass tube with a screw cap lid.
- To keep the stems standing straight, slip them into clear plastic drinking straws or vinyl tubing.
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