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"Estampado" is an adjective which is often translated as "printed", and "impresión" is a noun which is often translated as "impression". Learn more about the difference between "estampado" and "impresión" below.
estampado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (imprinted)
a. printed
Compré un nuevo sobrecama estampado con motivos florales.I bought a new bedspread printed in floral motifs.
b. print
No sé si ponerme el vestido estampado o el azul liso.I don't know if I should wear the print dress or the solid blue one.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (act of impressing)
a. printing
Puedes hacer el estampado de las tarjetas a color o en blanco y negro.You could do the printing of the cards in color or in black and white.
b. stamping
Mi hobby es el estampado en tela con tintas vegetales.My hobby is stamping on fabric with vegetable inks.
c. embossing (with raised pattern)
Esos artesanos se especializan en el estampado en láminas de aluminio.Those artisans specialize in embossings on aluminum foil.
3. (design, imprint)
a. pattern
El estampado de florecitas de este vestido es muy bonito.The little flowers pattern on this dress is quite beautiful.
b. print
Me gusta más la tela con el estampado de cuadros que la del de rayas.I like the fabric with the checkered print better than the one with the stripes.
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impresión(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (feeling)
a. impression
Me arreglé para la entrevista de trabajo porque quería causar una buena impresión.I dressed up for the job interview because I wanted to make a good impression.
2. (opinion)
a. view
En el debate están intercambiando impresiones sobre las nuevas elecciones.In the debate, they are exchanging views on the new elections.
3. (distress)
a. shock
A Laura le causó una fuerte impresión ver a su ex con dos hijos.It was a great shock for Laura to see her ex with two children.
4. (mark)
a. impression
El podólogo tomó la impresión de mi pie para hacerme plantillas.The podiatrist took an impression of my foot to make me a pair of insoles.
b. imprint
Un policía colocó la impresión de mi huella dactilar en la ficha.A police officer put the imprint of my fingerprint on the police record.
5. (printing)
a. printing (action)
La impresión se detuvo porque no había suficiente papel en la impresora.The printing stopped because there was not enough paper in the printer.
b. impression (result)
El cliente rechazó el pedido por la mala calidad de la impresión.The client rejected the order because of the poor quality of the impression.
c. print run (number of copies)
Detuvieron la impresión del periódico para incluir una noticia de última hora.The print run of the newspaper was stopped to include some breaking news.
6. (computing)
a. printing (action)
Consigue una impresión profesional con nuestra impresora doméstica.Get professional printing with our home printer.
b. printout (printed reproduction)
Tengo que comprar cartuchos de tinta nuevos porque esta impresora ya no hace buenas impresiones.I have to buy new ink cartridges because this printer isn't producing good printouts.
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