Translation of spoon in Spanish:


cuchara, n.

Pronunciation /spuːn//spun/


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    (piece of cutlery)
    cuchara feminine
    (small) cucharita feminine
    (small) cucharilla feminine
    a soup/serving spoon una cuchara sopera/de servir
    • a wooden spoon una cuchara de madera / de palo
    • Our fields are full of old spoons and forks and pieces of broken cups, saucers and plates.
    • Thirteen-month-old Kristin turns her head away when offered food on a spoon.
    • Bung it in the pan and smooth it out with an oiled spoon.
    • In any case, the idea is good - eliminate the reason consumers can't eat yogurt on the run, based upon the premise that consumers can't ever find a spoon to eat their yogurt.
    • He sits upright and brings his spoon up to his lips.
    • It's yogurt in a tube so you don't need a spoon to eat it.
    • Puddings are devoured amid a flurry of spoons darting back and forth across the table.
    • It also appeals to mothers because you don't have to pack a spoon for it and then wonder if it's going to come back.
    • He would make everyday utensils, such as spoons and bowls, and even made a 24-blade knife.
    • Holding a spoon and a bowl, this woman lunches quietly, pensively and, most importantly, alone on the grass.
    • A carpenter or carver of mortars and spoons might become a sculptor of statues.
    • A table, covered in white cloth and silver spoons was set in front of him, and he went to his meat.
    • Minutes later, he stops stirring and puts down the spoon.
    • Alright, open the jar and get your spoon and take a big scoop out of it.
    • Yogurts not only are designed with resealable tops, but with in-lid spoons.
    • So I borrowed the spoon and I took it to Roy in the Hilton Hotel in New York.
    • Watching the chefs at work was fascinating too although I was a bit taken aback to note that they lick their fingers and serving spoons as they plate up the food.
    • ‘These products are designed to be a convenient way to get the benefits of dairy in the morning without having to sit down with a bowl and spoon,’ she says.
    • He is like a child hammering a spoon on the table, the way he pounds his fists on the arm of his chair.
    • Never tap your water glass with a spoon to get the server's attention.
  • 2informal

    cucharada feminine
    (small) cucharadita feminine
    • One day I was putting six spoons of sugar into a cup of tea, when I saw some men at another table watching me.
    • I dropped the strainer method and adopted tea bags, made in the mug, but the drink (Assam with no more than a drop of milk and two heaped spoons of sugar) turned out the same: hot, strong and syrupy.
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    (in fishing)
    cucharilla feminine
    cucharita feminine
    • During the past week 26 anglers caught 53 trout for 68 lb in 49 angling days, mostly all to wet fly but also some by anglers trolling spoon baits.
    • We could see how many fishermen had delved into these waters by the hundreds of spoon baits lodged in the weed.
    • Some fishermen trolled dead bait as well as various types of spoon baits and some trout were caught.

transitive verb

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    to spoon food into sb's mouth darle de comer a algn en la boca
    • spoon the juices over the meat rocíe la carne con su jugo
    • spoon the filling into the tomatoes rellene los tomates con una cuchara
    • she spooned the carrots onto my plate me sirvió las zanahorias
    • The sailor nodded in reply, spooning some porridge into his mouth.
    • Tina watched, shaking her head as Hank spooned a generous helping of rice into his bowl before filling it with chowder.
    • ‘Well,’ I began, spooning some banana into my mouth.
    • I watched with concern as she spooned it into Maki's mouth.
    • He then opened a jar of cherry preserve, spooned some out, and put it in his mouth.
    • He spooned some into Adam's reluctantly obedient mouth and crooned, ‘There we are.’
    • I opened the freezer, grabbed a quart of ice scream and spooned a few scoops into a bowl.
    • He had already seated his two children on his lap and was now spooning generous helpings of spiced apple sauce onto their plates.
    • I absently spooned some of my porridge into my mouth, my thoughts focused on the two pages of a one month old London newspaper which I had managed to get my hands on the day before in town.
    • She was smoking a cheap cigarette while spooning white sugar into a cup of tea stewed from the cheapest of teabags.
    • She sat back down and spooned some stew into her mouth.
    • When the batter was ready, I spooned batter onto a cookie sheet, and heated the stove.
    • Raven began to settle back but then Morgaine spooned some peas onto her knife and shoved them into her mouth.
    • I spooned some of the whipped cream into my mouth, making sure I didn't get it all round my mouth.
    • He sat on the cot just beside Jude's, spooning cold beans into his mouth.
    • She stood over him, frowning, as Joe spooned soup into his mouth.
    • Alexander had eaten more of the fruit dessert than he had thought and found himself spooning the last of it on his plate.
    • I reach for it and he shakes his head; he spoons the sugar on my rice.

intransitive verb

dated, humorous

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    (lovers) besuquearse informal
    • ‘The shooter aiming from Horseshoe Beach thought you and I were spooning on that ledge,’ she whispered.