English translation of 'Margarita'
1. (Botany) daisy
deshojar la margarita (= juego) to play “she loves me, she loves me not”; (= dudar) to waver
▪ idiom: criar margaritas (informal) to be pushing up the daisies (informal)
▪ idiom: ir a coger margaritas (very informal) to (go and) spend a penny (informal)
2. (= perla) pearl
▪ idiom: echar margaritas a los cerdos to cast pearls before swine
3. (Zoology) winkle
4. (Typography) daisywheel
5. (= cóctel) margarita (cocktail of tequila and lime or lemon juice)
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'Margarita' in Other Languages
British English: daisy /ˈdeɪzɪ/ NOUN
A daisy is a small wild flower with a yellow centre and white petals.
- American English: daisy
- Arabic: أُقْحُوان
- Brazilian Portuguese: margarida
- Chinese: 雏菊
- Croatian: tratinčica
- Czech: sedmikráska
- Danish: bellis
- Dutch: madeliefje
- European Spanish: margarita
- Finnish: päivänkakkara
- French: pâquerette
- German: Gänseblümchen
- Greek: μαργαρίτα
- Italian: margherita
- Japanese: ヒナギク
- Korean: 데이지
- Norwegian: prestekrage
- Polish: stokrotka
- European Portuguese: margarida
- Romanian: margaretă
- Russian: ромашка
- Latin American Spanish: margarita
- Swedish: tusensköna
- Thai: ดอกเดซี่
- Turkish: papatya
- Ukrainian: маргаритка
- Vietnamese: hoa cúc
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