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"Diadema" is a noun which is often translated as "diadem", and "broche" is a noun which is often translated as "clasp". Learn more about the difference between "diadema" and "broche" below.
diadema(
dyah
-
deh
-
mah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (jewelry)
a. diadem
La diadema de la novia brillaba con las luces.The bride's diadem gleamed under the lights.
b. crown
En la vitrina del museo se podía observar una carísima diadema.In the glass cabinet in the museum you could see an expensive crown.
c. tiara (half circle)
La princesa lucía una diadema de diamantes.The princess was wearing a diamond tiara.
2. (hair accessory)
a. headband
Suelo llevar una diadema cuando corro para que no me moleste el pelo.I usually wear a headband when I run so that my hair doesn't annoy me.
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broche(
broh
-
cheh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fastening)
a. clasp
El broche del abrigo estaba roto y no podía cerrarlo bien.The clasp of the coat was broken, so I couldn't close it properly.
b. fastener
La chaqueta viene con un broche de mala calidad.The jacket comes with a cheap fastener.
2. (jewelry)
a. brooch
Mi abuela tenía un broche de oro que había heredado de su madre.My grandmother had a golden brooch which she had inherited from her mother.
3. (hair accessory)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. barrette
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me parece muy cómodo recogerme el pelo con broches.I find it very comfortable to put my hair up with barrettes.
b. hairslide (United Kingdom)
La novia decidió llevar un broche reluciente.The bride chose to wear a sparkling hairslide.
4. (device for hanging clothes)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. clothespin
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los broches con los que tiendo la ropa son de madera.The clothespins I hang clothes with are made of wood.
b. clothes peg (United Kingdom)
Junto al tendedero tengo una caja con un montón de broches de colores.Next to the clothesline I have a box with a lot of colourful clothes pegs.
5. (office supplies) (River Plate)
a. staple
Pablo sacó el broche de los documentos para incluir dos hojas más.Pablo took the staple out of the documents so he could add two more papers.
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