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"Barrettes" is a form of "barrette", a noun which is often translated as "el pasador". "Beads" is a plural noun which is often translated as "el collar". Learn more about the difference between "barrettes" and "beads" below.
barrette(
buh
-
reht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el pasador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Rosario was wearing a leather barrette in her hair.Rosario llevaba un pasador de piel en el cabello.
b. la hebilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Will you pass me that barrette on the dresser, love?¿Me pasas esa hebilla que está en el tocador, mi amor?
c. el broche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Elsa needs a barrette to hold her hair up.Elsa necesita un broche para sujetarse el pelo.
d. la traba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
I'm always losing my barrettes after getting them off my hair.Siempre pierdo las trabas después de quitármelas del pelo.
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beads(
bidz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (jewelry)
a. el collar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We bought her some beads that we knew she liked.Le compramos un collar que sabíamos que le gustaba.
2. (religious)
a. el rosario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is time to pray, he said, taking out his beads.Es hora de rezar, dijo sacando su rosario.
bead
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (round object with a hole through it)
a. la cuenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A popular Mardi Gras tradition is to collect as many strings of beads as you can.Una tradición popular durante Mardi Gras es tratar de conseguir cuantos hilos de cuentas uno pueda.
Jane bought a straw hat decorated with wooden beads.Jane compró un sombrero de paja adornado con cuentas de madera.
b. el abalorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of glass)
The child amused herself threading beads onto a string.La niña se entretenía ensartando abalorios en un cordel.
4. (drop)
a. la gota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Beads of perspiration broke out on his forehead.Le brotaron gotas de sudor en la frente.
5. (on firearm)
a. la mira globular
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This front bead comes with a fully adjustable rear sight.Esta mira globular viene con un punto de mira trasero totalmente ajustable.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to cover with drops)
a. cubrir de gotas
Her forehead was beaded with perspiration.Tenía la frente cubierta de gotas de sudor.
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