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"Blond" is an adjective which is often translated as "rubio", and "hair" is a noun which is often translated as "el pelo". Learn more about the difference between "blond" and "hair" below.
blond(
bland
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fair-haired)
a. rubio
I'm blond but my parents both have brown hair.Soy rubio pero mis padres son los dos morenos.
b. güero
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Before she was a redhead, now she is blonde.Antes era pelirroja, ahora está güera.
c. catire
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
The blond boy is my son.El chico catire es mi hijo.
d. mono
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
The blond reporter is Canadian.El reportero mono es canadiense.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (person with fair hair)
a. el rubio
(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).
, la rubia
(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).
She is the only blonde in the family.Ella es la única rubia de la familia.
b. el güero
(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).
, la güera
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
There are three blonds in my history class.Hay tres güeros en mi clase de historia.
c. el catire
(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).
, la catira
(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 Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Is it true that men prefer blondes?¿Es verdad que los hombres prefieren las catiras?
d. el mono
(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).
, la mona
(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 Colombia
(Colombia)
After spending the entire summer in the sun, she's now a blonde.Tras pasar el verano entero bajo el sol, ella ahora es mona.
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hair(
hehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (multiple strands)
a. el pelo
(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).
(on a human head)
You have to put your hair up to work in my kitchen.Tienes que recogerte el pelo para trabajar en mi cocina.
b. el cabello
(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).
(on a human head)
The princess had long blond hair.La princesa tenía el cabello largo y rubio.
c. el vello
(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).
(on a human body)
Waxing facial hair is quite painful.Eliminar el vello facial con cera es bastante doloroso.
2. (single strand)
a. el pelo
(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).
My grandfather only had three hairs on his head.Mi abuelo solo tenía tres pelos en la cabeza.
3. (on animals)
a. el pelo
(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 am allergic to cat hair.Soy alérgica al pelo de los gatos.
4. (fine hair)
a. la pelusa
(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 leaves were covered in very fine hairs.Las hojas estaban cubiertas de una pelusa muy fina.
This mohair sweater sheds a lot of hair.Este suéter de mohair bota mucha pelusa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (relative to hair)
a. capilar
Dandruff is a hair problem in which flakes form on the scalp.La caspa es un problema capilar en el que se producen descamaciones en el cuero cabelludo.
b. para el pelo
I bought a hair product based on natural products.Me compré un producto para el pelo hecho de productos naturales.
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