Translation of stuff in Spanish:
- 1 [colloquial] 1.1 (substance, matter) what's this stuff called?¿cómo se llama esto or [colloquial] esta cosa?I can't eat this stuffesto yo no lo trago [colloquial]he rubbed some greasy stuff in his hairse puso una cosa grasienta en el pelothis wine/caviar is good stuffeste vino/caviar es del bueno or está muy bienwhat sort of stuff does he write?¿qué tipo de cosa(s) escribe?my secretary deals with the routine stuffmi secretaria se encarga de todas las tareas de rutinashe's into Buddhism and all that stuffle ha dado por el budismo y todo eso or [colloquial] y todo ese rolloshow them what kind of stuff you're made ofdemuéstrales lo que valesshe's made of the right stuff to be an astronaut
enséñales lo que es bueno [colloquial]tiene pasta para ser astronautathat's the stuff!¡así se hace!to do one's stuffshe went out on stage and did her stuff
¡así me gusta!salió al escenario e hizo lo suyosomeone isn't doing his stuffalguien está fallandoto know one's stuff
alguien no está haciendo lo que le correspondeser un experto en la materiashe really knows her stuffsabe de lo que hablato strut one's stuff [colloquial]
es una experta en la materiamover el esqueleto [colloquial]1.2 (miscellaneous items)cosas (feminine plural)and stuff like thaty cosas de esasI left all my stuff at her house
y cosas por el estilodejé todas mis cosas en su casaExample sentences1.3 [slang] (drugs)
- The fact that the New Statesman can't find anything more grown-up to publish than this sort of stuff is indicative of its sad decline.
- There was apparently a really big rain in his town and all sorts of horrible stuff ended up in the pipeline.
- A load of kids are reading stuff and hearing stuff which refers back to Vietnam, and there is a resurgence in interest in the works of Chomsky.
- I slowly went downhill and back on to the heavy stuff like heroin.
- If they allowed dope to be used, I could grow her stuff, she could smoke it, and her life would be improved.
- At first money wasn't a problem I had a good job, good house, I sold my house to the drug dealers so they could sell their stuff.
- 2 [colloquial] (nonsense, excuse) surely you don't believe all that stuff he tells you?tú no te creerás todo lo que te cuenta ¿no?don't give me that stuff about losing your wayno me vengas con el cuento de que te perdiste [colloquial]stuff and nonsense! [dated]¡puro cuento! [colloquial]Example sentences
- At first sight such an idea seems outrageous stuff and nonsense.
- The problem is, however, that to get to the point where we can afford all this stuff and nonsense, we have to work ridiculously long hours.
- The lectures were the usual old stuff and nonsense, but it's so easy to make new friends when you just bitch.
- 3 (basic element) their expedition has become the stuff of history/legendsu expedición ha pasado a la historia/se ha convertido en una leyendathat's the stuff of politicsen eso consiste la políticahis novel is the stuff of which publishers' dreams are madetodo editor sueña con una novela así
- 4 [archaic] (cloth)Example sentences
- Of course people have noticed before that Matisse posed his models in flimsy, filmy harem pants on divans and cushions covered with flowered or striped stuffs against fabric screens and curtains.
- His library was dukedom large enough, and here on the island he has, besides rich garments, linen stuffs and necessaries, volumes that he prizes above his dukedom.
- The earliest woven stuffs were made for use or ornament, before refinements in spinning and weaving permitted textiles malleable enough to clothe the body.
- 1 1.1 (fill)(quilt/mattress/toy)
rellenar(hole/leak)to stuff something
withsomethingshe stuffed it with featherslo rellenó de plumaswe stuffed our pockets with applesnos llenamos los bolsillos de manzanasshe stuffed us with foodnos atiborró de comidahe's stuffed her head full of nonsensele ha llenado la cabeza de tonteríasto stuff oneself/one's face [colloquial]darse un atracón [colloquial]
ponerse morado or ciego (Spain) [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (Cookery)
(pepper/chicken)to stuff something
- But then these rooms are stuffed with things of beauty, as the deputy curator of the collection, Martin Clayton, enthusiastically points out.
- The two tea rooms were stuffed with damp holiday makers, all tucking into cake and cream and scones and cream and strawberry jam and cream.
- Samantha, 25, said: " The wallet was stuffed full of pictures, letters, keepsakes and prayer cards.
withsomethinghe stuffed it with ricelo rellenó de arrozstuff the chicken with the chestnutsrellenar el pollo con las castañasExample sentences1.3 (in taxidermy)
- It may be eaten in the form of tamales, the dough stuffed with savoury or sweet mixtures and steamed in maize or banana leaves.
- But I fancied the savoury pancakes stuffed with mushrooms, tomatoes and onions, and covered in a creamy cheese sauce.
- The chicken breasts can be stuffed in advance and popped in the steamer when you get in from work.
(American English) (Politics)
- Several Irish talk show hosts have been filling the air waves with information about stuffing your dead pets.
- The dead elephant was stuffed and exhibited, and it stood in Vienna until Maximilian sent it to Munich.
- One thing unites the animals: they are all dead but stuffed by taxidermists at Edinburgh's Royal Museum on Chambers Street.
- Although Democrats easily won the election by stuffing ballot boxes, they wanted revenge.
- EU observers say they also saw incidents of Kagame's supporters tampering with voter lists and stuffing ballot boxes.
- As you can see, TSN's team came in fourth even without stuffing the ballot box and telling relatives to vote for our team.
- 2 2.1 (thrust)to stuff something
intosomethingmeter algoshe stuffed the books into the bag enalgometió los libros en la bolsaI stuffed my fingers in(to) my earsme puse los dedos en los oídosExample sentences2.2 (put) [colloquial] just stuff your things anywhere
pon tus cosas donde quieras(you can) stuff it! (especially British English) [slang]¡métetelo donde te quepa! [colloquial]I told him where he could stuff his advicele dije qué podía hacer con sus consejosstuff her!¡que se joda! [vulgar]
- He read it hastily before stuffing it in his pocket.
- Young and the others hastily stuffed a purifier into each nostril and inhaled some much needed fresh air.
- Hastily, she stuffed her feet into a pair of sneakers and ran downstairs to where her grandfather was waiting for her.
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