Translation of tongue in Spanish:
- 1 countable 1.1 (Anatomy) to poke o put o stick one's tongue out at somebodysacarle la lengua a alguienwith one's tongue hanging out her behavior has set tongues wagging in the villagesu comportamiento ha dado que hablar en el puebloto bite one's tongue [colloquial] to get one's tongue around something [colloquial]pronunciar algoI can't get my tongue around his namesu nombre me resulta muy difícil de pronunciarto have a cruel o sharp o wicked tonguetener lengua viperina or de víborato have a loose tonguehablar más de la cuentaloose tongues cost liveslas indiscreciones cuestan vidasto hold one's tonguecallarseto keep a civil tongue in one's head
contenerseexpresarse en lenguaje respetuosoto loosen somebody's tonguehacer hablar a alguienthe wine loosened their tonguesel vino les soltó la lenguato lose one's tonguehave you lost your tongue?¿te ha comido la lengua el gato?to say something (with) tongue in cheek
¿te han comido la lengua los ratones?decir algo medio burlándose or medio en bromathe film was supposed to be tongue in cheekse suponía que la película no iba del todo en seriotongue-in-cheek commentscomentarios (masculine plural) irónicosExample sentences1.2 uncountable and countable (Cookery)
- Swallowing, which is accomplished by muscle movements in the tongue and mouth, moves the food into the throat, or pharynx.
- The tongue and mucous membranes lose their glistening appearance and the buccal mucosa becomes sticky.
- In a swallow, the tongue presses the bolus into the pharynx.
- Stir in the remaining pork tongue, chili paste and miso.
- Soak tongue in cold running water for three to four hours.
- It might be impossible to move an entire case of tongue or oxtail or side of lamb unless the person requesting it buys at least half.
- 2 countable (of flame)(of land)
lengua (feminine)(on shoe)
lengüeta (feminine)(on buckle)
hebijón (masculine)(in bell)
badajo (masculine)Example sentences
- Beneath the cries of curlews, low tongues of land balance precariously between sea and marsh.
- The Wakhan, a tongue of land in Afghanistan's north-east, touches China.
- Marshy tongues of land determined property lines more than geometric principles of land settlement.
- I still hear the screams of terrified people through the hissing of fire, still see tongues of flame rear high into a night sky, darkened even more by heavy black smoke.
- Flames like tongues of fire engulfed the farmhouse, porch and all, angry, cracking flames that left no exit.
- The moment the blade touched it, it flared into flame, sending tongues of fire up the blade.
- Different models of the shoe had different pump systems, which were integrated into the tongue of the shoe.
- What's stupider, putting extra tongues in your shoes or trying to skate in extra-tight women's pants?
- At breakfast, he's wearing shoes with enormous tongues, loose-fitting trousers and an oversized shirt.
- Here, he refers to the swinging of a bell in which the lip, arch, or "bow" of the bell rises up to one side, and then meets the bell's "tongue," or chime.
- To this the young devotees made their way, and after fastening cords to the bell's tongue they tossed ropes to their aiders and abettors below.
- The tongue of the bell should weigh 1/20 the weight of the bell.
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