(n.) = grain ; kernel. Ex: Most of these (like the photo on the right) are aluminum oxide, but a few grains of spinel have also been found. Ex: In Canada, when wheat is milled, parts of the kernel are separated and then recombined to make whole wheat flour. ---- * al grano = no-nonsense ; to the point. * arroz de grano corto = short-grain(ed) rice. * arroz de grano largo, arroz largo = long-grain(ed) rice. * breve y al grano = short and sweet. * de grano grueso = coarse-grained. * grano de arena = grain of sand. * grano de arroz = grain of rice. * grano de cacao = cacao bean ; cocoa bean. * grano de café = coffee bean. * grano de mijo = millet seed. * grano de sal = grain of salt. * grano de trigo = grain of wheat ; wheat kernel. * grano para alimento humano = food grain. * hacer una montaña de un grano de arena = get + worked up about nothing ; fret about + nothing. * hacer una montaña de un grano de arena = make + a mountain out of a molehill. * ir al grano = cut to + the chase ; get down to + brass tacks ; get down to + bedrock ; get down to + the nitty-gritty ; get down to + the basics (of things) ; cut through + the noise. * separar el grano de la paja = divide into + Adjetivo + sheep and + Adjetivo + goats ; sort the + Adjetivo + sheep from the + Adjetivo + goats ; separate + the wheat from the chaff ; sort out + the wheat from the chaff ; sift + the wheat from the chaff. * un grano de arena en el desierto = a drop of water in a bucket. * un grano de arena en el desierto = a drop in the ocean. (n.) = whitehead ; pimple ; bump ; spot ; zit. Ex: If you try to squeeze the whitehead you may easily break the skin which will result in permanent, reddish scar. Ex: Never squeeze or pick at a pimple as doing so may spread the inflammation and leave an ugly red scar behind. Ex: Leishmaniasis includes disorders that affect internal organs and those that affect the skin and sometimes mucous membranes of the nose and mouth, causing bumps or sores. Ex: Due to this antimicrobial activity, sandalwood oil can be used to clear skin from blackheads and spots. Ex: Clearing pimples from the nose is a long and arduous task as zits on the nose are usually stubborn and take ages to pop. ---- * salir granos = break out in + spots ; come out in + spots.