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"Brooch" is a noun which is often translated as "el broche", and "clasp" is a noun which is often translated as "el cierre". Learn more about the difference between "brooch" and "clasp" below.
brooch
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (jewelry)
a. el broche
(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).
Sheila wore a delicate silver brooch in the shape of a bird.Sheila llevaba un delicado broche de plata con la forma de un pájaro.
b. el prendedor
(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 husband gave me a gold brooch and matching ring.Mi marido me regaló un juego de anillo y prendedor de oro.
c. la fíbula
(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).
(historical piece)
Archeologists found a gold brooch in the tomb.Los arqueólogos encontraron una fíbula de oro en la tumba.
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clasp
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (jewelry)
a. el cierre
(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 bracelet has a beautiful silver clasp.La pulsera tiene un hermoso cierre de plata.
b. el broche
(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).
Holly brought her necklace to the jeweler to have the clasp replaced.Holly llevó su collar al joyero para que le cambiara el broche.
2. (act of clutching)
a. el apretón
(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 frightened child felt the reassuring clasp of her older sister's hand in the dark.La asustada niña sintió en su mano el tranquilizador apretón de su hermana mayor en la oscuridad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to clutch)
a. agarrar
Nerea clasped a stick to defend herself from the wolf.Nerea agarró un palo para defenderse del lobo.
b. sujetar
The knight clasped the hilt of the sword and swung a fearsome blow.El caballero sujetó el puño de la espada y dio un terrible espadazo.
4. (to fasten)
a. abrochar
The wizard clasped the amulet behind his neck.El mago abrochó el amuleto por detrás del cuello.
5. (to hold)
a. abrazar
The lovers clasped each other like it was their last night on earth.Los amantes se abrazaron como si fuera su última noche en la tierra.
b. estrechar
Aubrey clasped her mother's hand as they crossed the street.Aubrey estrechaba la mano de su madre mientras cruzaban la calle.
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