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pelota 1

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  • Si me tocas las pelotas te doy un par de ostias!
  • El comité organizador proveerá los árbitros y pelotas de fútbol.
  • De allí en adelante, los azules manejaron la pelota.

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pelota 2

sustantivo femenino

pelota vasca
  • 2
    also: pelotas femenino plural
    [vulgar]
    (testículos) balls plural [vulgar]
    en pelotas [vulgar]
    (sin ropa) stark naked
    (sin dinero) flat broke [familiar]
    jugamos al poker y me quedé or me dejaron en pelotas
    we played poker and they cleaned me out [familiar]
    estar hasta las pelotas [vulgar]
    to be really pissed (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) [argot]
    estoy hasta las pelotas de él
    I've had it up to here with him [familiar]
    I'm really pissed at him (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) pissed off with him [argot]
    hincharle las pelotas a alguien [vulgar]
    to get up somebody's nose [familiar]
    tener pelotas (América del Sur) [argot]
    to have balls [vulgar]
    to have guts [familiar]
    tocarle las pelotas a alguien
    to get up somebody's nose [familiar]
    to get on somebody's nerves [familiar]

Cultural Note: pelota vasca

A ball game, also known as jai alai, that developed in the Basque Country. It is played in Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Florida. The game has similarities to squash and fives. It is played in a frontón, a court with three high walls. The players use a cesta, a long, concave basket attached to their hand with a strap, to throw and catch the ball against the wall. The ball reaches high speeds and spectators watch from behind a metal fence. Pelota is played by two teams of two players. It is a professional game on which spectators place bets.

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