Quick answer
"Coat" is a noun which is often translated as "el abrigo", and "fur" is a noun which is often translated as "el pelo". Learn more about the difference between "coat" and "fur" below.
coat(
kot
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. el abrigo
(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).
Bring your coat because it's going to be cold.Trae tu abrigo porque va a hacer frío.
b. el chaquetón
(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).
(longer)
I love your coat. Where did you buy it?Me encanta tu chaquetón. ¿Dónde lo compraste?
c. la chaqueta
(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).
(shorter)
I can rarely wear my fall coat in these cold temperatures.Casi no me puedo poner mi chaqueta de otoño en este clima tan frío.
d. el saco
(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).
(tailored)
She wore a matching lilac coat and skirt.Llevaba un saco lila con falda a juego.
2. (layer)
a. la capa
(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).
They still have to apply a coat of varnish.Todavía tienen que aplicarle una capa de barniz.
b. la mano
(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).
(of paint, varnish)
It needs a coat of paint.Le hace falta una mano de pintura.
3. (fur)
a. el pelaje
(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).
That dog's coat is very soft and shiny.El pelaje de ese perro es muy suave y brillante.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cover)
a. cubrir (with snow, dust)
Frost coated the windowpanes.Los vidrios estaban cubiertos de escarcha.
b. bañar (with liquid)
Once it has cooled, coat the cake with chocolate.Una vez enfriada, bañe la torta de chocolate.
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fur(
fuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal hair)
a. el pelo
(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 dog has short fur.Mi perro tiene el pelo corto.
One trait that distinguishes mammals from birds and reptiles is that they can grow fur.Un rasgo que distingue a los mamíferos de las aves y los reptiles es que pueden crecer pelo.
b. el pelaje
(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 fox's fur is red.El pelaje del zorro es rojizo.
2. (animal pelt)
a. la piel
(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 trappers traded in furs.Los cazadores comerciaban con pieles.
3. (clothing)
a. el abrigo de piel
(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).
Put on your fur. It's really cold outside.Ponte el abrigo de piel. Afuera hace mucho frío.
4. (substance on tongue)
a. la saburra
(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 had fur on my tongue after the booze-up the night before.Tenía saburra en la lengua después de la juerga de la noche anterior.
5. (limescale)
a. el sarro
(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).
White vinegar is good for removing fur from water heaters.El vinagre blanco es eficaz para eliminar el sarro de los calentadores de agua.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to cover with fur)
a. cubrir de sarro
The filter is furred. It needs replacing.El filtro está cubierto de sarro. Hay que cambiarlo.
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