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"Bronze" is a noun which is often translated as "el bronce", and "silver" is a noun which is often translated as "la plata". Learn more about the difference between "bronze" and "silver" below.
bronze(
branz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. el bronce
(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).
We used bronze for the decorative tiles of the building because it is stronger than copper.Usamos bronce para las tejas decorativas del edificio porque es más resistente que el cobre.
2. (statue)
a. el bronce
(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).
There are bronzes of lions on the steps to the library.Hay bronces de leones en los escalones de la biblioteca.
3. (color)
a. el bronce
(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 favorite color to wear is bronze because it highlights my eyes.Mi color favorito de ropa es el bronce porque resalta mis ojos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (color)
a. de color bronce
I'm sorry, but that bronze suit looks hideous.Lo siento, pero ese traje de color bronce se ve espantoso.
5. (material)
a. de bronce
The museum commissioned the sculptor to make bronze statues for an exhibit.El museo le encargó al escultor que hiciera estatuas de bronce para una exposición.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to tan)
a. broncearse
Have you ever considered bronzing your skin? You look so pale!¿Alguna vez has considerado broncearte la piel? ¡Te ves tan pálida!
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silver(
sihl
-
vuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. la plata
(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).
Gold is more valuable than silver.El oro es más valioso que la plata.
2. (silverware)
a. la platería
(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 should polish the silver before tomorrow's important dinner.Deberíamos pulir la platería antes de la cena importante de mañana.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (made of silver)
a. de plata
My sister gave me a silver pen as a graduation gift.Mi hermana me dio una pluma de plata como regalo de graduación.
4. (silver-colored)
a. plateado
I bought a silver case for my cell phone.Compré una funda plateada para mi móvil.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to bathe in silver)
a. platear
The bust is set on a silvered base.El busto está encima de una base plateada.
6. (to back with a silver-colored material)
a. azogar
On the tour around the mirror workshop, we learned about the process of silvering glass to make it reflective.En la visita al taller de espejos, aprendimos acerca del proceso de azogar el cristal para hacerlo reflectante.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to turn gray)
a. blanquear
His silvering hair made him look very distinguished.El pelo le daba un aire distinguido al paso que le blanqueaba.
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