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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 o 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 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) 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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