Quick answer
"Clippers" is a plural noun which is often translated as "el cortaúñas", and "scissors" is a plural noun which is often translated as "la tijera". Learn more about the difference between "clippers" and "scissors" below.
clippers
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (for nails)
a. el cortaúñas
(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 could never get the hang of nail clippers so I always use scissors.Nunca me acostumbré a usar cortaúñas así que siempre uso tijeras.
2. (for hair)
a. la maquinilla
(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).
It took the barber less than two minutes to run the clippers through my hair.Al peluquero le tomó menos de dos minutos pasarme la maquinilla por el pelo.
3. (gardening)
a. las tijeras de podar
(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).
Trimming the hedge with those clippers is going to be a long job.Recortar el seto con esas tijeras de podar va a tomar mucho tiempo.
b. la podadera
(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 used my clippers to remove a few small twigs.Usé la podadera para quitar unas ramitas chiquitas.
clipper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (nautical)
a. el clíper
(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 clipper completed the voyage from New York to San Francisco in 89 days.El clíper hizo el viaje de Nueva York a San Francisco en 89 días.
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scissors(
sihz
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uhrz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (tool)
a. la tijera
(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).
Can you hand me the scissors that are in my sewing box?¿Me pasas la tijera que está en mi costurero?
b. las tijeras
(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).
For this project, you will need construction paper and scissors.Para este proyecto, necesitarás papel de construcción y unas tijeras.
scissor
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to cut with scissors)
a. cortar con tijera
He scissored his mustache.Cortó sus bigotes con tijera.
b. cortar con tijeras
Please scissor the loose threads.Por favor, corta con tijeras los hilos sueltos.
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