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diente

Translation of diente in English:

masculine noun

  • 1 (Anatomy, Zoology) tengo un diente picado le están saliendo los dientes
    he's cutting his teeth
    he's teething
    his teeth are coming through
    lavarse or cepillarse los dientes
    to clean or brush one's teeth
    armado hasta los dientes
    armed to the teeth
    daba diente con diente
    my/his teeth were chattering
    de (los) dientes para afuera (Andes) (Mexico) [colloquial], siempre habla de (los) dientes para afuera
    he never means what he says
    promete cosas de (los) dientes para afuera
    he makes promises he never intends to keep
    no creo que lo haya sentido, lo dijo de (los) dientes para afuera
    I don't think he was sorry, he just said he was or he was just going through the motions
    enseñar or mostrar los dientes, el perro les enseñó los dientes
    the dog bared its teeth at them
    los sindicatos empiezan a enseñar los dientes
    the unions are beginning to show their teeth
    entretener el diente (Southern Cone) [colloquial], comí una manzana para entretener el diente
    I had an apple to keep me going or as a snack
    nos dieron maní para entretener el diente mientras esperábamos
    they gave us some peanuts to nibble while we waited
    hablar or murmurar entre dientes hincarle el diente a algo
    (comida)
    to sink one's teeth into something
    (fortuna)
    to get one's hands on something
    (asunto)
    to come to grips with something
    pelar el diente (Mexico) (Venezuela) [colloquial] pelar los dientes (Andes) (Venezuela) [colloquial] (sonreír)
    (perro)
    to bare its teeth
    ponerle los dientes largos a alguien [colloquial]
    to make somebody green with envy [colloquial]
    to make somebody jealous
    tener buen diente or (Chile) ser bueno para el diente [colloquial]
    to have a healthy or hearty appetite
    be a good eater [colloquial]
Example sentences
  • La presencia de dientes al nacer es poco común.
  • Me rompí la encía superior, perdí varios dientes.
  • Tan fresca que no te distraiga mientras te lavas los dientes.
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