Translation of tongue in Spanish:

tongue

lengua, n.

Pronunciation: /tʌŋ//təŋ/

noun

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    • 1.1Anatomy

      lengua feminine
      to poke / put / stick one's tongue out at sb sacarle la lengua a algn
      • with one's tongue hanging out con la lengua fuera
      • her behavior has set tongues wagging in the village su comportamiento ha dado que hablar en el pueblo
      • to bite one's tongue morderse la lengua
      • to get one's tongue around sth pronunciar algo
      • I can't get my tongue around his name su nombre me resulta muy difícil de pronunciar
      • to have a cruel / sharp / wicked tongue tener lengua viperina / de víbora
      • to have a loose tongue (reveal information) hablar más de la cuenta
      • loose tongues cost lives las indiscreciones cuestan vidas
      • to hold one's tongue contenerse
      • to keep a civil tongue in one's head expresarse en lenguaje respetuoso
      • to loosen sb's tongue hacer hablar a algn
      • the wine loosened their tongues el vino les soltó la lengua
      • to lose one's tongue
      • have you lost your tongue? ¿te han comido la lengua los ratones?
      • to say sth (with) tongue in cheek decir algo medio burlándose / medio en broma
      • the film was supposed to be tongue in cheek se suponía que la película no iba del todo en serio
      • tongue-in-cheek comments comentarios irónicos
      • The most serious symptom is the swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, face and throat.
      • It took three swallows for her tongue and throat to start working again.
      • Patients are also at risk for cancers of the brain, lung, stomach, tongue, and melanoma of the eye, and leukemia.
      • Call your doctor if you have sores in your mouth, on your tongue, or on your lips.
      • This deficiency is associated with anemia, a sore mouth and tongue and poor growth and spinal cord problems in newborn children.
      • As you fall into a deep sleep, the muscles in your tongue, throat and roof of your mouth relax.
      • The digestive system includes the mouth, teeth, tongue, esophagus, stomach, and intestines.
      • Swallowing, which is accomplished by muscle movements in the tongue and mouth, moves the food into the throat, or pharynx.
      • You put them in your mouth at bedtime to keep your tongue and jaw forward during sleep.
      • The seal has a big, fat, fleshy tongue and nostrils and a larynx very much like ours.
      • Cool water dribbled on his lips, and he opened his mouth, moistening his tongue and swallowing.
      • A bundle of muscles extends from the floor of the mouth to form the tongue.
      • In severe cases, oral herpes causes sores that spread from the lips to the inside of the mouth, along the tongue and cheeks to the back of the throat.
      • The tongue and mucous membranes lose their glistening appearance and the buccal mucosa becomes sticky.
      • Look out for vomit blocking the airway and check that the patient has not swallowed their tongue.
      • Common sites for barbell-style jewelry are the ear, eyebrow, tongue, and navel.
      • To take an oral reading, place the thermometer in the child's mouth under the tongue.
      • The discovery of a specific taste receptor on the human tongue for glutamates in 2000 legitimized its existence as a basic flavor.
      • In a swallow, the tongue presses the bolus into the pharynx.
      • The oral cavity with the tongue, the pharynx and esophagus constitute the swallowing organ.

    • 1.2Cooking

      lengua feminine
      • No word on what he thought of such delicacies as the black pepper donuts and the Kobe beef tongue.
      • These berries are considered to be a fine accompaniment for buffalo steaks or tongue, an affinity which accounts for their common name.
      • Cut the beef tongue and foie gras into six slices and reserve.
      • But don't forget oxtail and tongue, both of which will probably need to be ordered specially.
      • The statement also said the latest cases were likely caused by the consumption of tainted pork tongue in jelly.
      • Pound per metric pound, it's cheaper to buy rump steak than it is pork tongue.
      • 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.
      • I had braised beef tongue with ragout of porcini mushroom and white beans, with a soft poached egg laid on top.
      • At 2.39 leva the Stara Planina salad is a slightly less ostentatious plate of tongue, sausage, tomato, cheese and olives.
      • These were duly consumed by the 160 residents, together with ham and tongue and 500 fancy cakes.
      • Stir in the remaining pork tongue, chili paste and miso.
      • Add tongue; simmer for three to four hours or until tender.
      • We were served salad, tongue, filled peppers and that's where I stopped.
      • For supper we'd have things that people would never dream of eating now, like cold tongue or herrings' roe on toast.
      • If you're not in the sandwich mood, they do have other items on the menu, including pork tongue with a red pepper sauce which was quite tasty.
      • Soak tongue in cold running water for three to four hours.
      • Just like potato chips, crackers, pickled eggs, popcorn and tongue, les pattes de porc are designed to leave you begging for beer.
      • Perhaps horse would do, or tongue, or pork, or some sort of bird.
      • A Chilean Merlot or a decent Beaujolais is the best partner for liver, tongue, sausage and ham.
      • I try desperately not to cringe when offered tongue, frog's legs and pig's trotters, and I eat them, every time.

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    (of flame) lengua feminine
    (of land) lengua feminine
    (on shoe) lengüeta feminine
    (on buckle) hebijón masculine
    (in bell) badajo masculine
    • At breakfast, he's wearing shoes with enormous tongues, loose-fitting trousers and an oversized shirt.
    • The buckle has a cast pewter frame with a hinge element between the buckle sides, and both the tongue and strap were attached to the center bar.
    • If after tying the shoe, less than an inch of the tongue shows, the shoes are probably too wide.
    • From time to time, the wind changed direction so that you had to leap back to avoid a sudden tongue of flame curling back towards you.
    • Flames like tongues of fire engulfed the farmhouse, porch and all, angry, cracking flames that left no exit.
    • This site suggests baby powder, between the tongue and the upper or, if you can peel it back, beneath the inner sole.
    • So we added more cushioning protection with a zoom air sock liner and we added a little more padding to the tongue which didn't take away from the aesthetics or the heritage of the shoe.
    • This pair of shoes features contrast stitching and textures, a removable padded tongue and comfortable rubber sole.
    • Like York, the commercial focus developed on a tongue of land between two rivers.
    • Thanks to an elastic band that connects the shoe's tongue to the sidewalls and a heel cup with a notch for your Achilles tendon, the fit is superb.
    • The fire by this time had conquered all before it, and at seven o'clock in the morning the roof fell in with a terrible crash, shooting up into the sky fierce tongues of fire and myriads of burning sparks.
    • The fire crackled in the night as tongues of flames licked the underside of the fish roasting on the spit.
    • 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.
    • Two minutes later, Watson was back, looking over at the window, where tongues of flame were licking up the curtain.
    • These people must have been chased by the roaring tongues of flames that caught them here.
    • The result was quite spectacular, as huge tongues of flame would shoot out of the openings, much like lava from an erupting volcano.
    • The Wakhan, a tongue of land in Afghanistan's north-east, touches China.
    • Huge tongues of flames, the source of which is disputed, licked the last traces of life from the once flourishing township.
    • Even the garden was engulfed by mocking, dancing tongues of flame.
    • The moment the blade touched it, it flared into flame, sending tongues of fire up the blade.
    • Bright tongues of flame jumped high into the sky, trying to lick the clouds.
    • We know there was a gush of wind and tongues of flame flickering over the heads of the apostles.
    • His head rolled a little to the side, and he found himself staring into the roaring fire, captivated by the flickering golden tongues of flame.
    • What's stupider, putting extra tongues in your shoes or trying to skate in extra-tight women's pants?
    • The tongue of the bell should weigh 1/20 the weight of the bell.
    • Marshy tongues of land determined property lines more than geometric principles of land settlement.
    • Pieces of it litter the ground, lit by bright tongues of flame.
    • Black smoke rolled in heavy clouds; flames rose in great tongues to the sky - the water was covered with black oil.
    • The logs in the fireplace snapped with thick orange and red tongues of flame, spreading warmth through my living room, along with light, now that the power had gone out.
    • 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.
    • Beneath the cries of curlews, low tongues of land balance precariously between sea and marsh.
    • 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.
    • She sat on the other side of the fire, gazing at me through the tongues of yellow flame.
    • And did I mention the padded tongues and the air in the sole?
    • Trees, rocks and soil had all been uprooted, and flickering tongues of flame dotted the landscape.
    • In a Pentecost scene an apostle at the rear of the group was raising his arm to fend off the tongue of flame, like a man attacked by a bee.
    • Different models of the shoe had different pump systems, which were integrated into the tongue of the shoe.
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    (language)
    lengua feminine
    idioma masculine
    mother/native tongue lengua materna/nativa
    • the gift of tongues el don de lenguas
    • to speak in tongues hablar en lenguas desconocidas