Translation of lengua in English:

lengua

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lenguas cooficiales
  • 1 1.1 [Anat] tongue saca la lengua put out your tongue me sacó la lengua he stuck his tongue out at me se me traba la lengua I get tongue-tied tengo la lengua pastosa or estropajosa I have a cotton mouth (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], I've got a furry tongue (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] andar en lenguas [familiar/colloquial] to be the subject of gossip con la lengua fuera [familiar/colloquial], llegamos a casa con la lengua fuera by the time we got home our tongues were hanging out [colloquial/familiar] darle a algn hasta por debajo de la lengua (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] to thrash sb [colloquial/familiar] darle a la lengua [familiar/colloquial] to chatter, gab [colloquial/familiar] hacerse lenguas de algn/algo [familiar/colloquial] to rave about sb/sth [colloquial/familiar] todos se hacen lenguas de su belleza everyone raves about how beautiful she is irse de la lengua or írsele la lengua a algn [familiar/colloquial], no debía haber dicho eso pero se me fue la lengua I shouldn't have said that but it just slipped out quiero que sea una sorpresa así que no te vayas a ir de la lengua I want it to be a secret so don't go and let the cat out of the bag [colloquial/familiar] morderse la lengua to bite one's tongue soltar la lengua to spill the beans soltarle la lengua a algn to make sb talk ¿te comieron la lengua los ratones? or (Esp) ¿te ha comido la lengua el gato? [fam & hum] has the cat got your tongue? [colloquial/familiar], have you lost your tongue? [colloquial/familiar] tener una lengua viperina or de víbora to have a sharp tongue tirarle or (AmL) jalarle (de) la lengua a algn, hay que tirarle de la lengua para que te cuente nada you have to drag everything out of him o you have to pump him, otherwise he doesn't tell you anything sé mucho sobre tus negocios sucios así que no me tires de la lengua I know a lot about your shady deals, so don't provoke me … 1.2 [Coc] tongue 1.3 (de tierra) spit, tongue 1.4 (de fuego) tongue

    Compounds

    lengua de gato

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