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"De oro" is a phrase which is often translated as "gold", and "de plata" is a phrase which is often translated as "silver". Learn more about the difference between "de oro" and "de plata" below.
de oro(
deh
 
oh
-
roh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (made of gold)
a. gold
A la ceremonia voy a llevar unos pendientes y un colgante de oro a juego.I'll be wearing matching gold earrings and pendant to the ceremony.
b. golden
El rey sujetaba en la mano el cetro de oro que simbolizaba su poder.The king was holding in his hand the golden sceptre that symbolized his power.
2. (of the color of gold)
a. golden
Los rizos de oro de la larga cabellera de la princesa caían en cascada por su espalda.The golden curls of the princess's long hair fell in a cascade down her back.
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de plata(
deh
 
plah
-
tah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. silver (before noun)
Todo lo que heredé de mi madre fue una pulsera de plata.All I inherited from my mother was a silver bracelet.
b. made of silver (with the verb "to be")
Tanto la bandeja como el candelabro son de plata.Both the tray and the candelabra are made of silver.
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