bacó
n 1. (m) bacon
2. (m) pig
3. (m / f) [fig.] pig

bacterià
adj bacterial

bacteriològic
adj bacteriological

bagatge
n 1. (m) baggage
2. (m) [fig.] knowledge / experience / background

baix
adj 1. short
2. low
3. lower
4. down

adv 1. low
2. quietly / softly
3. below
4. downstairs

n 1. baixos (mpl) the bottom (part)
2. baixos (mpl) downstairs
3. baixos (mpl) the people who make up the bottom level of a 'castell' (human castle)
4. (m) bass
5. (m) bass (guitar)

expr a baix
down with
A baix els tirans! - Down with tyrants!

expr de dalt a baix
from top to bottom

expr en veu baixa
quietly / softly / in a quiet (or low or soft) voice

expr mirar de dalt a baix
[fig.] to look (somebody) up and down / to look down your nose at (somebody)

baixa
n 1. (f) fall
2. (f) descent
3. (f) exemption
4. (f) [mil.] casualty
5. (f) [METEOR] low front

expr anar de baixa
to be on the way out / to be on a downward slope

expr donar de baixa
to kick out

expr donar-se de baixa
[~ de] to unsubscribe (from) / to withdraw (from) / to leave

baixador
n 1. (m) [de trens] (railway) stop / (railway) halt (Br.)
2. (m) [de cavalls] mounting block

baix-alemany
n (m) low German

baladre
n (m) oleander

balanç
n 1. (m) rocking motion
2. (m) balance
3. (m) [FIN] balance / balance sheet

expr balanç de situació
(m) balance sheet

expr prendre balanç
to balance

balança
n 1. (f) scales / scale (Am.)
2. (f) balance
3. Balança (f) Libra

expr balança de pagaments
(f) balance of payments

expr fer caure (o inclinar o decantar) la balança
to tip the balance / to tip the scales / to swing the balance

balançó
n (m) scale pan

balear
adj Balearic

n 1. (m / f) person (or man or woman or child) from the Balearic Islands
2. Balears (fpl) Balearic Islands

baleàric
adj Balearic

balenó
n (m) baby whale / calf

ballet
n (m) ballet

expr ballarí de ballet
(m / f) ballet dancer / (fem. també) ballerina

balsa
n 1. (f) balsa tree
2. (f) balsa (wood)

bàltic
adj Baltic

expr llengües bàltiques
(fpl) Baltic languages

expr Mar Bàltica
(f) Baltic Sea

baluard
n (m) bulwark

banal
adj banal

banalitat
n (f) banality

banalitzar
v conj (f) banality

banana
n (f) banana

expr banana mascle
(f) plantain

banca
n 1. (f) bench
2. (f) stool
3. (f) [FIN] the banks / the banking system
4. (f) [jocs] the bank

expr fer saltar la banca
to break the bank

banda
n 1. (f) band / strip
2. (f) [música] band
3. (f) [de freqüències] band
4. (f) side
5. (f) group / gang

expr ample (or amplada) de banda
(f) bandwidth

expr banda ampla
(f) broadband

expr banda sonora
(f) soundtrack

expr d'altra banda
in addition / furthermore

expr deixar de banda
to leave out / to forget about / to put to one side / to overlook

expr d'una banda... d'altra banda...
on the one hand... on the other hand...

banquer
n 1. (m / f) banker
2. (m / f) [jocs] banker

banús
n (m) ebony

bany
n 1. (m) bath(tub)
2. (m) bath(water)
3. (m) bathroom
4. (m) bathing

expr bany de sang
(m) blood bath

expr bany Maria
(m) bain-Marie

expr tenir un bany (d'una cosa)
to have a vague notion (of something)

expr vestit de bany
(m) swimsuit / swimming costume

Barcelona
n Barcelona

expr Barcelona ciutat
the city of Barcelona

expr Barcelona metropolitana
Barcelona metropolitan area

barem
n (m) score / scale / calculation table

baròmetre
n (m) barometer

expr baròmetre aneroide
(m) aneroid barometer

expr baròmetre de mercuri
(m) mercury barometer

barra
n (f) bar

expr barra d'eines
(f) toolbar

expr barra d'equilibri
(f) balance beam

expr barra d'estat
(f) status bar

expr barra fixa (o horitzontal)
(f) high bar (o horizontal bar)

expr barra invertida
(f) back slash

expr barra vertical
(f) pipe

expr barres asimètriques
(fpl) asymmetric bars / uneven parallel bars / uneven bars / bars

expr barres paral·leles
(fpl) parallel bars

barraca
n 1. (f) hut / shack
2. (f) [en una fira] stall

barracó
n (m) prefab (col·loq.) / prefabricated building / portable (Am.)

barrejar
v conj 1. to mix / to blend
2. [cartes] to shuffle

barri
n (m) neighbourhood (Br.) / neighborhood (Am.) / area / district

expr barri xinès
1. (m) Chinatown
2. (m) red-light district

barroc
adj baroque

n (m) baroque

basar
v conj to base

base
n 1. (f) basis
2. (f) base
3. (m / f) [bàsquet] point guard

expr base de dades
(f) database

expr base de dades relacional
(f) relational database

bàsic
adj basic

batalla
n (f) battle

expr batalla campal
(f) pitched battle

batuta
n (f) baton

expr sota la batuta de
under the guidance of


adv 1. well
No vaig dormir bé. - I didn't sleep well.
S'han portat molt bé. - They've behaved very well.
2. all right / alright / OK
Si et (o us) va be. - If you don't mind / if it's OK with you / if it's all right with you.

n 1. (m) good / sake
2. béns (mpl) goods / assets

expr anar bé
to be on the right tracks / to be heading in the right direction

expr bé de Déu
(m) bounty / abundance

expr el bé comú
the common good

expr estar bé
1. to be doing well for yourself
2. to be in good health

becari
n (m / f) student receiving a grant (o scholarship) / scholarship student / [formal] grant (o scholarship) recipient

adj grant-funded
Investigadors becaris. - Grant-funded researchers.

beisbolista
n baseball player

Bèlgica
n (f) Belgium

ben
adv 1. well
Està ben escrit. - It's well written.
2. very / really
Va deixar ben clar que... - He made it really clear that...

beneficiari
n (m / f) beneficiary

benestar
n (m) well-being / welfare

expr estat de benestar
(m) welfare state

benjamí
n (m / f) youngest child

adj [ESPORT] U9 / U10

bernat pescaire
n (m) grey heron

bessó
n (m / f) twin

adj twin

expr germà bessó
(m) twin brother

expr germana bessona
(f) twin sister

bestiesa
n (f) rubbish (Br.) / nonsense

biblioteca
n (f) library

bilingüisme
n (m) bilingualism

biocarburant
n (m) biofuel

bioclimàtic
adj bioclimatic

biodiversitat
n (f) biodiversity

biogènic
adj biogenic

bisetmanal
adj biweekly
nota: 'Biweekly' pot significar 'bisetmanal' o 'quinzenal'.

blanc
n (m) target

adj white

blat
n (m) wheat

expr blat de moro
(m) sweetcorn (Br.) / corn (Am.) / maize (Br.)

blau
adj blue

n (m) (col.loq) bruise

blaugrana
adj [ESPORT] Barça / Barcelona
El migcampista blaugrana Cesc Fàbregas. - The Barça midfielder Cesc Fàbregas.

bleda
n (f) Swiss chard

bloc
n 1. (m) [INFORM] blog
2. (m) block
3. (m) (note)pad
4. (m) section / part

expr bloc de notes
(m) notepad

expr bloc de sortida
(m) starting block

blog
n (m) blog

bo
adj good

boca
n (f) mouth

expr boca d'incendis
(f) fire hydrant

expr boca (per) avall
face down

expr a boca de canó
point blank

bocaterrós
adj face-down

expr de bocaterrosa
face down

bocí
n 1. (m) [de menjar] morsel / piece / chunk
Un bocí de pa. - A chunk (or morsel or piece) of bread.
2. (m) [de menjar] morsel / bite (to eat)
3. (m) chunk / piece
4. (m) [de camí] stretch

bola
n 1. (f) ball
2. (f) lie / fib

expr bola de neu
(f) snowball

bonastre
n (m) nice guy

bordeus
n 1. BordeusBordeaux
2. (m) Bordeaux

bot
n 1. (m) leap
2. (m) bounce
3. (m) boat
4. (m) wineskin
5. (m) bagpipe(s)
6. (m) [ZOOL] ocean sunfish

expr ploure a bots i barrals
to chuck it down / to throw it down / to rain cats and dogs

expr bot salvavides
(m) lifeboat

botànic
adj botanical / botanic

n 1. (m / f) botanist
2. botànica (f) botany

botifarra
n 1. (f) [ALIM] sausage
2. (f) name of a Catalan card game

expr botifarra negra
(f) black pudding (Br.) / blood sausage (Am.)

expr fer botifarra
to make an obscene gesture

botó
n 1. (m) button
2. (m) [BOT] bud

expr botó de pressió
(m) press stud (Br.) / snap (fastener) (Am.)

expr botó de puny
(m) cufflink

braç
n (m) arm

expr amb els braços oberts
with open arms

expr en braços
in (my / his / your etc.) arms

branca
n 1. (f) [BOT] branch
2. (f) branch

brasa
n (f) ember

braseria
n (f) restaurant specializing in grilled meat

brindar
v conj 1. to toast (something) / to drink to (something)
2. to offer
brindar-se
brindar-se[~ a] to offer (to)

britànic
adj British
Anglès britànic. - British English.

n (m / f) Brit(s) / British (person or people) / the British (pl.)

broma
n 1. (f) joke
2. (f) mist
3. (f) foam
4. (f) shipworm / teredo

expr de broma
in jest

expr fer broma
to joke

bronca
n (f) [cast.] fight / quarrel

expr buscar la bronca
to pick a fight

broqueta
n 1. (f) skewer / brochette
nota: (Broquetes de pollastre / fruita / llagostins etc).
2. (f) stick
nota: (Broqueta amb què es toca el tamborí).

brossa
n 1. (f) rubbish / waste
2. (f) brush

expr brossa espacial
(f) space junk (or debris)

expr correu brossa
(m) spam

bruc
n (m) heather

bufar
v conj 1. [el vent] to blow
2. to blow on / [per apagar] to blow out

expr ésser bufar i fer ampolles
to be a piece of cake (a cinch / a walk in the park / a breeze / a doddle)

bus
n 1. (m / f) (underwater / deep sea) diver
2. (m) [TRANSP] bus
3. (m) [INFORM] bus

expr anorac de bus
(m) snowsuit

expr vestit de bus
(m) diving suit

buscar
v conj to look for

butlletí
n 1. (m) bulletin
2. (m) gazette

butxaca
n (f) pocket

expr de butxaca
pocket-size / pocket-sized

byte
n (m) byte


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