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"Espárrago" is a noun which is often translated as "asparagus", and "pasador" is a noun which is often translated as "bolt". Learn more about the difference between "espárrago" and "pasador" below.
espárrago(
ehs
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pah
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rrah
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goh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (botany)
a. asparagus
El espárrago es una planta resistente pero necesita agua abundante.Asparagus is a hardy plant but it needs a lot of water.
2. (culinary)
a. asparagus
María hizo unos exquisitos espárragos asados.Maria did some delicious roasted asparagus.
3. (mechanics)
a. stud
Los espárragos de acero se utilizan mucho en la industria automotriz.Steel studs are used a great deal in the automotive industry.
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pasador(
pah
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sah
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dohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (closing mechanism)
a. bolt (for a door)
Todas las noches pongo el pasador de la puerta por razones de seguridad.Every night I lock the bolt on the door for security reasons.
b. cotter pin (for a door)
Los pasadores de las bisagras permiten que la puerta se abra.The cotter pins on the hinges allow the door to be opened.
c. pin
¿Tienes otro de esos pasadores de metal para sujetar mi gafete?Do you have another of those metal pins to hold my name tag?
d. fastener (for clothing)
Uno de los pasadores en la parte de atrás del vestido se atoró.One of the fasteners at the back of the dress is stuck.
2. (hair fastener)
a. hairpin
Sara siempre trae un pasador para quitarse el pelo de la cara.Sara always wears a hairpin to get her hair off her face.
b. bobby pin
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi hermana prueba muchos peinados y hay pasadores por toda la casa.My sister tries many hairstyles and there are bobby pins all over the house.
c. barrette
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El pasador que la novia llevaba en el pelo tenía diamantes incrustados.The barrette the bride was wearing had diamonds on it.
d. hair clip (United Kingdom)
Tengo el pelo muy largo y me gusta recogérmelo con pasadores.I have really long hair and I like to put it up with hair clips.
e. hair slide (United Kingdom)
El pasador de mi abuela está hecho de carey.My grandmother's hair slide is made of tortoiseshells.
3. (pin for ties)
a. tiepin
Ponle un pasador a la corbata para que no se mueva demasiado.Put a tiepin on your tie so that it doesn't move too much.
4. (button for shirt cuff)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. cufflink
Los pasadores de Jorge hacen juego con su corbata.Jorge's cufflinks match his tie.
5. (shoestring)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. shoelace
Si no te atas los pasadores de tus tenis, vas a tropezarte.If you don't tie your shoelaces, you'll trip.
6. (colander)
a. filter
Asegúrate de que el producto tenga la menor cantidad de agua posible poniéndolo primero en el pasador.Make sure the product has as little water as possible putting it through the filter first.
b. strainer
Para que el arroz quede suelto, déjalo en el pasador unos minutos.To keep the grains of rice separate, leave it in the strainer for some minutes.
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