Translation of mite in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /maɪt/


  • 1.1 [Zool] ácaro (m)
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    • All of these arthropods are known predators of insect eggs; on at least 17 plants, adult mites were directly observed attacking eggs.
    • Dust mites are very minute arachnids (related to spiders) that live primarily on flakes of human skin.
    • But a parasitic mite, Varroa destructor, has started to wreak havoc on honeybee colonies.
    1.2 (small child, animal) chiquitín, -tina (m,f) the poor little mite! ¡pobrecito!
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    • His cold has developed into full blown ‘smoker's cough’ this morning, poor little mite.
    • ‘She's just a poor little mite - I feel terrible as a person having to say this kind of thing but I didn't know what else to do I was so desperate,’ he said.
    • Poor little mite was rather disappointed when he realised it was months away yet, but it hasn't seemed to stop him asking again at regular intervals throughout the day.
    1.3 (small amount) pizca (f), pelín (m) [familiar/colloquial] the widow's mite [Bib] el óbolo de la viuda
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    • And then she asks that the wedding feast be cooked without a mite of salt.
    • He's a strong, practiced businessman and never lets a mite of logic slip from his grasp.
    1.4a mite (as adv) un tanto or poco, algo she answered a mite impatiently contestó con un poco or [familiar/colloquial] un pelín de impaciencia

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