punta = tip feminine noun

punta

feminine noun
feminine noun

English Translation of PUNTA

1
: tip, end
punta del dedofingertip
en la punta de la lenguaat the tip of one's tongue
en la otra punta del paíson the other side of the country
cortar las puntasto trim (hair)
2
: point (of a weapon, pencil, etc.)
punta de lanzaspearhead
acabar en puntato be pointed
sacar punta ato sharpen
4
: bunch, lot
una punta de ladronesa bunch of thieves
5
a punta de : by, by dint of
6
de punta : on end

Examples of PUNTA

la punta de los dedos the fingertips
colocad la punta del pie hacia arriba point your toes upwards
vivimos en la otra punta de Barcelona we live on the other side of Barcelona
se sentó en la otra punta de la mesa she sat at the other end of the table
nos recorrimos la ciudad de punta a punta we went from one end of the city to the other
me leí el periódico de punta a cabo I read the paper from cover to cover
un rotulador de punta fina a felt-tip pen with a fine point
un cuchillo con punta a pointed knife
una estrella de cinco puntas a five-pointed star
tenía todo el pelo de punta her hair was all on end
las tijeras le cayeron de punta en el pie the scissors fell point down or point first on his foot
unos zapatos de punta a pair of pointed shoes
le saca punta a todo lo que digo she twists everything I say
salió adelante a punta de esfuerzo he got ahead by sheer effort or by dint of hard work
va a entender a punta de patadas he has to have sense beaten into him
vive a punta de remedios he lives on medicines
estar de punta con alguien to be annoyed with somebody
ponerse de punta con alguien to fall out with somebody
se me ponen los pelos de punta de pensar en el miedo que pasamos my hair stands on end when I think of how scared we were
esas imágenes me pusieron el vello de punta those images were really spine-chilling
había gente a punta pala there were loads of people (familiar)
tienen dinero a punta pala they're loaded (familiar)
cristal tallado a punta de diamante diamond-cut glass
son la punta de lanza de nuestra ofensiva comercial they are spearheading our marketing campaign
una puntita de sal a pinch of salt
tiene sus puntas de filósofo there's a touch of the philosopher about him
tiene una punta de loco he has a streak of madness
juega en la punta he plays up front
una punta de algo a lot of something
pagó una punta de pesos por eso he paid a lot of money for that
son todos una punta de ladrones they are all a bunch of thieves
media punta midfield player

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