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"Blemish" is a noun which is often translated as "la mancha", and "zit" is a noun which is often translated as "el grano". Learn more about the difference between "blemish" and "zit" below.
blemish(
bleh
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mihsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mark)
a. la mancha
(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).
Noelia noticed that the apple had a blemish, so she exchanged it for a better one.Noelia notó que la manzana tenía una mancha, pues la cambió por una mejor.
b. la imperfección
(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).
The antique dealer agreed to discount the wardrobe because of the blemish on the side.El anticuario accedió a rebajar el ropero debido a la imperfección en el costado.
c. la marca
(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).
The waitstaff made sure that every wine glass was without blemish.Los meseros aseguraron que cada copa de vino estaba sin marca.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(detriment)
a. la mancha
(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).
The scandal was a blemish on the reputation of the once-loved politician.El escándalo fue una mancha en la reputación del político que antes era querido.
b. la tacha
(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).
Paulina is one of our top surgeons; her surgical history is without blemish.Paulina es una de nuestros mejores cirujanos; su historia quirúrgica está sin tacha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to damage the reputation of)
a. manchar
Hugo is determined to let nothing blemish his stellar academic standing.Hugo está determinado a que nada le manche su estatus académico excelente.
4. (to damage)
a. manchar
If we don't use coasters, we might blemish the finish of the new dining room table.Si no usamos portavasos, podríamos manchar la superficie de la nueva mesa del comedor.
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zit(
ziht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. el grano
(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).
I got a zit right in the middle of my forehead.Me salió un grano en medio de la frente.
b. la espinilla
(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 mom bought me some cream to get rid of my zits.Mi madre me compró una crema para quitarme las espinillas.
c. el barro
(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).
The boy tried to burst a zit on his face.El chico intentó reventarse un barro de la cara.
d. el barrillo
(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).
Her nose was covered with zits.Tenía la nariz llena de barrillos.
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