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"Bleach" is a noun which is often translated as "la lejía", and "lye" is a noun which is also often translated as "la lejía". Learn more about the difference between "bleach" and "lye" below.
bleach(
blich
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (whitening agent)
a. la lejía
(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).
We need to put these tablecloths in some bleach to remove the stains.Tenemos que poner estos manteles en lejía para sacarle las manchas.
b. el blanqueador
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
Add some bleach to the wash to get your socks white.Agrega un poco de blanquedor al lavado para que los calcetines te salgan blancos.
c. el cloro
(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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Josh poured bleach on the picnic blanket to get rid of the mud stains.Josh derramó cloro sobre la manta de picnic para eliminar las manchas de lodo.
d. la lavandina
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
I accidentally spilled bleach over a basket of dirty laundry.Se me derramó la lavandina por accidente sobre un cesto de ropa sucia.
e. el Agua Jane®
(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 Uruguay
(Uruguay)
You can use bleach to clean your whole home.Con Agua Jane® se puede limpiar todo el hogar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to remove stains or color)
a. blanquear
I need to bleach my socks.Tengo que blanquear los calcetines.
b. decolorar
Rising ocean temperatures are bleaching coral reefs.El aumento de las temperaturas oceánicas está decolorando los arrecifes de coral.
c. descolorar
I bleach my hair, then tone it ash color.Descoloro el cabello y luego lo tiño color ceniza.
d. aclarar
Anita bleached her hair last week, and came back with brown hair today.Anita aclaró el cabello la semana pasada y hoy volvió con cabello café.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to whiten)
a. blanquearse
My t-shirt has bleached in the sun.La camiseta se me ha blanqueado al sol.
b. aclararse
Julie's highlights bleached badly on her summer vacation.Las mechas de Julie se le aclararon demasiado durante las vacaciones de verano.
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lye
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la lejía
(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).
My grandmother used to make her own soap with lye, lard, and water.Mi abuela solía hacer su propio jabón con lejía, manteca de cerdo y agua.
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