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1      (Elec)   bulb, light bulb  
MODISMOS se le encendió la bombilla      (=se dio cuenta)   the penny dropped   (=tuvo una idea genial)   he had a brilliant idea  
  bombilla de flash, bombilla fusible   flash bulb
2      (Náut)   ship's lantern
3      (Cono Sur)   (=tubito)   tube for drinking maté   tube for drinking maté   (=pajita)   drinking straw
4      (Méx)   (=cuchara)   ladle
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
esta bombilla alumbra bien exp.
this bulb gives a good light

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
the light bulb was blown to bits
the light bulb hanging from the ceiling
a normal light bulb uses hardly any electricity
a lightbulb designed to ...
the room was lit by a single bulb
the room was lit by a single bulb
the penny dropped
he had a brilliant idea
'bombilla' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
una bombilla colgaba del techo
¿vende usted bombillas?
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"bombilla": examples and translations in context
Deja la bombilla para otro momento. Leave the bulb for another time, man.
Quizás me explique cómo funciona la bombilla tridireccional. Maybe he could explain to me how the three-way bulb works.
El ingeniero electrotécnico estadounidense Thomas Alva Edison inventó la bombilla incandescente... The American electrical engineer Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in 1879, which...
Eso estaba haciendo, cambiar una bombilla. That's what he was doing, changing a light bulb.
Llamaba a Mantenimiento para cambiar una bombilla. He had to call the quartermaster just to change a lightbulb.
Me di cuenta de por qué la bombilla sigue quemando en esta lámpara. I figured out why the lightbulb keeps burning out in this lamp.
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