Translation of straw in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable (before noun) straw hat/mattresssombrero (masculine) /colchón (masculine) de pajastraw matExample 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 itel que saque la paja or pajita más corta lo haceI always draw the short strawsiempre me toca a mí bailar con la más fea [colloquial] [humorous]a straw in the windun indicio de cómo andan las cosasnot to care/give a straw o two straws for something [colloquial]I don't care a straw for her opinionme importa un comino or un pepino or un rábano lo que piense [colloquial]to be the last o final strawser el colmothis is the last straw!
ser lo último¡esto ya es el colmo or lo último!to clutch o catch o grasp at strawsaferrarse desesperadamente a una esperanzathe straw which broke the camel's backla gota que colmó el vaso or (Mexico) que derramó el vinoExample 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.
- 3 countable (for drinking)pajita (feminine)to drink something through a straw
caña (feminine) (Spain)
pitillo (masculine) (Colombia)
popote (masculine) (Mexico)beber algo con una pajita ( or paja etc)Example sentences
- 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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