Translation of gota in English:

gota

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 1 (de líquido) drop gotas de sudor beads of sweat ¿llueve mucho? — no, son cuatro gotas is it raining hard? — no, just a few drops o/or it's just spitting añadir unas gotitas de ron add a few drops of rum se lo bebió hasta la última gota she drank it right down to the last drop solo bebí una gota de champán I only had a drop of champagne no queda ni gota de leche there isn't (so much as) a drop of milk left no tenemos ni gota de pan we're completely out of bread no tiene ni gota de sentido común she hasn't an ounce of common sense la gota que rebasa el vaso or que colma el vaso or (México/Mexico) que derrama el vino the last straw, the straw that breaks the camel's back parecerse/ser como dos gotas de agua to be as like as two peas in a pod sudar la gota gorda [familiar/colloquial] (transpirar) to sweat buckets (trabajar mucho) to sweat blood, to work one's butt off (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , to slog one's guts out (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial]

    Compounds

    gota a gota

    nombre masculino/masculine noun

    gota de leche

    • (América Latina/Latin America) [ child welfare institution ]

    gota fría

    • [ high-altitude depression bringing heavy rainfall ]

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