Quick answer
"Claw" is a noun which is often translated as "la garra", and "talon" is a noun which is also often translated as "la garra". Learn more about the difference between "claw" and "talon" below.
claw(
kla
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of an animal)
a. la garra
(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).
(bird, tiger, lion, cat, bear)
The eagle grabbed the fish with its powerful claws.El águila agarró el pez con sus poderosas garras.
b. la zarpa
(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).
(tiger, lion, cat, bear)
The lion used his claws to break the ropes.El león se sirvió de sus zarpas para romper las cuerdas.
c. la pinza
(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).
(shellfish or scorpion)
What part of the lobster do you like more, the claw or the tail?¿Qué parte de la langosta te gusta más, la pinza o la cola?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to scratch)
a. arañar
The cat clawed my hands when I was trying to heal his wound.El gato me arañó las manos cuando trataba de curarle la herida.
3. (to tear)
a. desgarrar
The lion clawed the tent to shreds.El león les desgarró la tienda completamente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to scratch)
a. arañar
They left the prisoner clawing at the door of the cell.Dejaron al prisionero arañando la puerta de la celda.
5. (to clutch)
a. agarrarse
The climber clawed at a root, which stopped him from falling.El alpinista se agarró a una raíz, lo que evitó su caída.
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talon(
tahl
-
uhn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (claw)
a. la garra
(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 owl's talons were covered in feathers.Las garras del búho estaban cubiertas de plumas.
We saw the eagle catch a fish with its talons.Vimos cómo el águila atrapó un pez con sus garras.
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