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piel
feminine noun
1. skin (epidermis)
  • dejarse la piel (figurative) to sweat blood
  • jugarse la piel (figurative) to risk one's neck
  • ser de la piel del diablo (figurative) to be a little devil
2. fur (pelo)
  • abrigo de piel fur coat
3. leather (cuero) (peninsular Spanish, Mexican Spanish)
  • cazadora/guantes de piel leather jacket/gloves
  • piel sintética imitation leather
4. peel (cáscara) (de cítricos) ; skin, peel (de manzana, plátano)
masculine or feminine noun
also:
  • piel roja redskin
piel
1 [de persona] skin
tiene la piel grasa/seca she has oily/dry skin; estirarse la piel to have a facelift
dejarse la piel to give one's all
ponerse en la piel de algn to put o.s. in sb else's shoes
se me/le puso la piel de gallina I/he came out in goose pimples o goose flesh
ser de la piel de Barrabás o del diablo to be a little devil o monster
piel de naranja (por celulitis) orange-peel skin
2 [de animal] (gen) skin; [de vaca, búfalo, elefante] hide; [de foca, zorro, visón] fur; (cuero) leather
abrigo de pieles fur coat; artículos de piel leather goods; una maleta de piel a leather suitcase
la piel de toro Iberia
piel de ante suede
piel de becerro calf; calfskin
piel de cabra goatskin
piel de cerdo pigskin
piel de ternera calfskin
3 [de frutas] (gen) skin; [de naranja, limón] peel; [de manzana] skin; peel
piel roja redskin
los pieles rojas the redskins
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