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piñata

Translation of piñata in English:

sustantivo femenino

piñata
  • (container hung up during festivities and hit with a stick to release candy inside)

Cultural Note: piñata

A hollow figure made of cardboard, or from a clay pot lined with colored paper. Filled with fruit, candy, toys, etc, and hung up at parties, people take turns to stand in front of them blindfolded and try to break them with a stick. They feature in Mexican posadas posada and in children's parties there, in Cuba and in Spain.
Example sentences
  • Además deben traer una bolsa para llevarse las sorpresas de la piñata y los dulces.
  • El joven fue el encargado de romper la piñata del cumpleaños del jefe guerrillero.
  • "Wheelock niega taxativamente que haya habido ""piñata"" en el caso agrario."

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