Quick answer
"Crust" is a noun which is often translated as "la corteza", and "clothespin" is a noun which is often translated as "la pinza". Learn more about the difference between "crust" and "clothespin" below.
crust(
kruhst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (outer part of bread)
a. la corteza
(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).
This is delicious bread. The crust is crunchy, and the inside is nice and soft.Este pan es delicioso. La corteza está crujiente y el interior está blandito.
b. el mendrugo
(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 soaked the crusts in olive oil and herbs, and then baked them to make croutons.Remojé los mendrugos en aceite de oliva, y luego los horneé para hacer crutones.
2. (pastry layer)
a. la tapa de masa
(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).
Carmen uses a very thin crust on her pies.Carmen usa una tapa de masa muy delgada en sus tartas.
3. (thin outer 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).
There may be a thin crust of black ice on the road.Puede haber una capa delgada de hielo negro en la carretera.
4. (geology)
a. la corteza
(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 earth's crust floats on top of a sea of magma.La corteza terrestre flota sobre un mar de magma.
5. (medicine)
a. la costra
(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).
A crust of dirt and blood formed over the cut on Sam's knee.Una costra de tierra y sangre se formó sobre la cortada en la rodilla de Sam.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to encrust)
a. cubrir
See how these mosquito bites crust the body of the deer.Ve como estas picaduras de mosquito cubren el cuerpo del venado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (medicine; used with "over")
a. formar una costra
The wound needs to crust over before it can heal.La herida debe formar una costra para poder cicatrizar.
8. (to form a hard layer)
a. endurecerse
We can't ski until the snow crusts.No podemos esquiar hasta que la nieve se endurezca.
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clothespin
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. 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).
There's a basket of clothespins next to the drying rack.Hay una canasta de pinzas al lado del tendedero.
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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
One of the clowns put a clothespin on the other's nose.Uno de los payasos puso un broche en la nariz del otro.
c. el perrito
(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).
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Would you pass me a couple of clothespins for this sheet?¿Me pasarías un par de perritos para esta sábana?
d. el gancho
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
You can use a clothespin to keep the bag of chips closed.Puedes usar un gancho para mantener la bolsa de papas cerrada.
e. el palillo
(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).
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Before we do the laundry, we need to buy clothespins.Antes de hacer el lavado, tenemos que comprar palillos.
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