Translation of begging bowl in Spanish:

begging bowl

plato de las limosnas, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbeɡɪŋ/


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    plato de las limosnas masculine
    • So, we thought we should go in rather than wait for these people to start lying all over the place or people holding onto bowls, begging bowls, waiting for handouts.
    • The onus is on the Government to show that the era of donated food stuffs and begging bowls is long gone.
    • Then every Christmas morning we could queue up at the Civic Offices with our begging bowls to collect any pittance that may be left.
    • With begging bowls slung round their loins and a clew in their hands, they walk in single file.
    • A small group of half-clad beggar children, wrapped in dirty, greasy clothes, scattered and spread towards the coaches, stretching hands or dented begging bowls towards the passengers.
    • Indisputably the best-known event is the daily procession, at the crack of dawn, of saffron-robed monks holding their brass begging bowls.
    • Every morning, the monks would go from house to house, with their eyes downcast, holding out their begging bowls into which the lay people would spoon rice.
    • Hundreds of beggars -old and young- were milling around in motley garbs with begging bowls in their hands.
    • I have always been impressed watching the orange robes going along the streets with their begging bowls in the mornings.
    • Often I see the local monks walking along the street with their begging bowls.
    • ‘I haven't received much today,’ said an old widow, staring glumly at a few grains of rice and lentils in a begging bowl.
    • Charities like shelter do a wonderful job too but more should be done by the government, its okay us chucking a few coins into a begging bowl but all that does is maybe get them through the day.
    • She still confesses an irrational dread of being old and penniless and on the streets with a begging bowl.
    • We had also gone to the Centre with a begging bowl, but were shabbily treated.
    • Monks were allowed to possess only their robes, a begging-bowl, razor, needle, staff, and toothpick.