Translation of pieza in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 1.1 (elemento, parte) piece una cubertería de 24 piezas a 24-piece cutlery set una pieza del rompecabezas a piece of the jigsaw puzzle la pieza clave de su política the key element o/or feature of their policy un bañador de dos piezas a two-piece bathing suit ver tb dos1 1.2 [Tecnología/Technology] part las piezas de un reloj/motor/televisor watch/engine/television parts o/or components de una (sola) pieza [familiar/colloquial] dumbstruck, flabbergasted [familiar/colloquial] al verlo se quedó de una (sola) pieza she was (absolutely) flabbergasted o dumbfounded o dumbstruck when she saw him me lo dijo de una manera que me dejó de una (sola) pieza he said it so rudely that I was left speechless o I was struck dumb o I was completely taken aback ser de una sola pieza (América Latina/Latin America) to be as straight as a die, be an upright citizen ser mucha pieza (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] to be very good Luis es (mucha) pieza para el ajedrez Luis is really good at chess o/or [familiar/colloquial] a pretty nifty chess player no trates de competir con él, es mucha pieza para ti don't try and compete with him, he's more than a match for you o he's in a different class to o from you o he's out of your league [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (en ajedrez) piece 1.4 (unidad, objeto) piece una pieza de museo a museum piece o/or exhibit la colección se compone de 30 piezas the collection is made up of 30 pieces una pieza arqueológica an archaeological piece una pieza única a unique piece venden las manzanas por piezas you can buy apples individually ser una pieza de museo [familiar/colloquial] to be a museum piece [familiar/colloquial]
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A piñata is 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