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"Brown hair" is a phrase which is often translated as "cabello castaño", and "brunette" is a noun which is often translated as "la morena". Learn more about the difference between "brown hair" and "brunette" below.
brown hair(
braun
 
hehr
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. el cabello castaño
(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 brother is blond, but I have brown hair.Mi hermano es rubio, pero yo tengo el cabello castaño.
b. el pelo castaño
(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 wind tousled her brown hair.El viento despeinó su pelo castaño.
c. el cabello moreno
(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).
Peter has brown hair, but he has very pale skin.Peter tiene el cabello moreno, pero es muy pálido de piel.
d. el pelo moreno
(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).
If you have brown hair, this is the color that'll suit you better.Si tienes el pelo moreno, este es el color que te sentará mejor.
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brunette(
bru
-
neht
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (woman with dark hair)
a. la morena
(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).
My cousin is the brunette on the left.Mi prima es la morena de la izquierda.
b. la morocha
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Do you remember that brunette we met the other night?¿Te acuerdas de esa morocha que conocimos la otra noche?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (with dark hair)
a. moreno
My brunette sister has six blond sons.Mi hermana morena tiene seis hijos rubios.
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