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"Bows" is a form of "bow", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "inclinarse". "Headbands" is a form of "headband", a noun which is often translated as "la cinta para el pelo". Learn more about the difference between "bows" and "headbands" below.
bow(
bau
,
bo
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (salutation)
a. inclinarse
All the knights bowed before their King.Todos los caballeros se inclinaron ante su rey.
b. hacer una reverencia
To invite a lady to dance, the man bows before her.Para invitar a una dama a bailar, el caballero le hace una reverencia.
2. (to bend)
a. doblarse
The branches bowed in the strong winds.Las ramas se doblaron por los fuertes vientos.
b. arquearse
The roof bowed under the weight of the snow.El techo se arqueó bajo el peso de la nieve.
3. (to yield)
a. ceder
The president finally bowed to pressure from Congress on the tax issue.El presidente finalmente cedió a la presión del Congreso en el asunto de los impuestos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to lower)
a. inclinar
The subjects bowed their heads as the king passed by.Los súbditos inclinaron la cabeza al paso del rey.
5. (to bend)
a. doblar
A strong wind was bowing the trees.Un viento fuerte doblaba los árboles.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (knot)
a. el lazo
(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 sister wore a beautiful bow on her ponytail.Mi hermana llevaba un precioso lazo en la coleta.
7. (weapon)
a. el arco
(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).
He put an arrow on his bow, aimed at the target, and missed the shot.Puso una flecha en el arco, apuntó a la diana y falló el tiro.
8. (salutation)
a. la reverencia
(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 men all gave a slight bow when they were presented to the Queen.Los hombres todos hicieron una pequeña reverencia cuando se les presentó a la Reina.
9. (music)
a. el arco
(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 love that violinist's style with the bow.Me encanta el estilo de ese violinista con el arco.
10. (nautical)
a. la proa
(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 anchor dropped from the bow of the ship.El ancla cayó desde la proa del barco.
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headband(
hehd
-
bahnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hairband)
a. la cinta para el pelo
(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).
Mariana wore a headband to keep her hair out of her eyes while playing tennis.Mariana llevó una cinta para el pelo para evitar que el pelo le cayera en los ojos cuando jugaba tenis.
b. la vincha
(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 South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
Neymar was prohibited from wearing a headband during the game.Se le prohibió a Neymar usar una vincha en el partido.
c. la huincha
(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).
(Andes)
Jenny wore a headband with a huge pink bow.Jenny se puso una huincha con un gigante moño rosa.
2. (plastic hairband)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la diadema
(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).
Estefania didn't have time to braid her hair, so she put on a headband.Estefanía no tenía tiempo para trenzar su cabello, así que se puso una diadema.
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