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toy
American English: /tɔɪ/
British English: /tɔɪ/

Translation of toy in Spanish:

noun

  • people and cars looked like toys
    la gente y los coches parecían de juguete
    (British English) [colloquial] to throw one's toys out of the pram
    explotar [colloquial]
    tener un arrebato
    Example sentences
    • There will be a range of automotive toys and model cars, boats and planes for children as well as a jumping castle, clowns, face painting and a care centre
    • Everything bar the kitchen sink has to go… from cuddly toys to the cars standing on their driveway.
    • Her favourite dolls, cuddly toys and teddy bears are lined along her shelves and bed.

adjective

  • 1
    (car/gun)
    de juguete
    toy soldier
    soldadito (masculine) (de juguete)
  • 2 (miniature)
    (dog/poodle)
    enano
    Example sentences
    • Unlike the show held in April, there were not many fancy and toy breeds.
    • He was judged against a flat-coated retriever, a giant schnauzer, an Old English sheepdog, a wire fox terrier, a saluki hound and Pekingese toy dog.
    • Like so many fashions in New York, Rosenthal says the surge in demand for toy dog breeds is largely celebrity-driven.

Phrasal verbs

toy with

verb + preposition + object
(pen/earring)
juguetear con
(possibility)
contemplar
darle vueltas a
(person/affections)
jugar con
I've been toying with the idea of …
he estado pensando en …
le he estado dando vueltas a la idea de …
she was toying with her food
estaba jugueteando con la comida

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