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"Braid" is a noun which is often translated as "la trenza", and "plait" is a noun which is also often translated as "la trenza". Learn more about the difference between "braid" and "plait" below.
braid(
breyd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hairstyle)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la trenza
(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).
I wore my hair in one long braid.Llevaba el pelo recogido en una sola trenza larga.
2. (trim)
a. el galón
(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 showed her a photo of my father in naval uniform, with braid and sword.Le mostré una foto de mi padre con su uniforme de marina, con galones y espada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to plait)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. trenzar
I braided the horse's mane and polished his tack in preparation for the competition.Trencé los crines del caballo y lustré sus arreos para prepararlo para el concurso.
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plait
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hairstyle) (United Kingdom)
a. la trenza
(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).
Cathy usually wears her hair in plaits when she goes to school.Cathy por lo general lleva su pelo en trenzas cuando va a la escuela.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to braid) (United Kingdom)
a. trenzar
Now that my hair is long again, I am going to plait it.Ahora que mi cabello está largo otra vez, lo voy a trenzar.
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