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"Desnuda" is a form of "desnudar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to undress". "Desnudo" is an adjective which is often translated as "naked". Learn more about the difference between "desnuda" and "desnudo" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to remove the clothes from)
a. to undress
La pediatra desnudó a la niña para realizarle un chequeo.The pediatrician undressed the girl to do a check-up.
b. to strip
Los guardias del campo de prisioneros desnudaron y desinfectaron a todos los detenidos.The prison camp guards stripped and disinfected all the prisoners.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(to draw)
a. to unsheathe
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
El caballero desnudó su espada para luchar contra su enemigo.The knight unsheathed his sword to fight against his enemy.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to become naked)
a. to get undressed
Miguel se desnudó para entrar a las duchas del vestuario.Miguel got undressed to go in the showers at the changing room.
b. to undress
El paciente se desnudó para que el dermatólogo analizara todos sus lunares.The patient undressed so that the dermatologist could check over all his moles.
c. to take one's clothes off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Sara se desnudó en cuanto llegó a casa porque hacía un calor insoportable.Sara took her clothes off as soon as she got home because the weather was unbearably hot.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to rid oneself; used with "de")
a. to throw off
El orador se desnudó de su vergüenza y dio una charla con mucha seguridad.The speaker threw off his embarrassment and gave a very confident speech.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without clothing)
a. naked
Estoy desnudo porque acabo de salir de la ducha.I'm naked because I just got out of the shower.
b. bare (body part)
Se quitó la parte de arriba del biquini, dejando el pecho desnudo.She took off her bikini top, leaving her breasts bare.
c. in the nude
Como nadie tenía bañador, todos decidieron nadar desnudos.Since no one had a bathing suit, they all decided to swim in the nude.
2. (uncovered)
a. bare
Las hojas habían caído de los árboles y ahora las ramas estaban desnudas.The leaves had fallen off the trees and now the branches were bare.
3. (pure)
a. plain
Se está engañando porque no quiere enfrentarse a la verdad desnuda.He's fooling himself because he doesn't want to face the plain truth.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (art)
a. nude
Los desnudos siempre son un desafío para cualquier pintor.Nudes are always a challenge for any painter.
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