Quick answer
"Fluff" is a noun which is often translated as "la pelusa", and "filler" is a noun which is often translated as "la masilla". Learn more about the difference between "fluff" and "filler" below.
fluff(
fluhf
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (soft and downy substance)
a. la pelusa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Becky's key chain has a big ball of purple fluff.El llavero de Becky tiene una bolota morada de pelusa.
b. el plumón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The baby chick was covered in soft, yellow fluff.El pollito estaba cubierto de suave plumón amarillo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(blunder)
a. la pifiada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The writer's decision to kill off the wife at the end of the ninth season was a fluff.La decisión de la escritora de matar a la esposa al final de la novena temporada fue una pifiada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to puff up)
a. ahuecar
Amanda got up, made the bed, and fluffed the pillows.Amada se levantó, tendió la cama y ahuecó las almohadas.
b. mullir
Mom got mad when I sat on the couch after she had just fluffed the cushions.Mamá se enojó cuando me senté en el sofá después de que hubiera acabado de mullir los cojines.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to bungle)
a. pifiar
The cops fluffed the investigation and had to release a young man they were sure was guilty.Los policías pifiaron la investigación y tuvieron que liberar a un joven que estaban seguros de que era culpable.
5. (theater)
a. decir mal
He got nervous the first time he performed in front of a live audience and fluffed his lines.Se puso nervioso la primera vez que actuó en frente de una audiencia en vivo y dijo sus líneas mal.
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filler
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (construction)
a. la masilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Don't worry about the cracks in the plaster; I'll buy some filler to fix them.No te preocupes por las grietas en el enlucido; compraré masilla para arreglarlas.
2. (cosmetics)
a. el relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Clarissa hates getting old and is always talking about dermal fillers, facelifts and breast implants.Clarissa odia envejecer y siempre está hablando de rellenos dérmicos, iftings e implantes de pechos.
b. el material de relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This substance is used as a filler in beauty treatments.Esta sustancia se usa como material de relleno en tratamientos estéticos.
3. (literature, education, or journalism)
a. el relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All these activities can be used as a five-minute filler at the end of a class.Se pueden usar todas estas actividades como relleno de cinco minutos al final de una clase.
b. el artículo de relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Can you think of anything we can use as a filler on page two?¿Se te ocurre algo que podamos usar como artículo de relleno en la página dos?
4. (manufacturing)
a. el relleno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Food manufacturers often use cheap fillers to add bulk to processed foods.Los fabricantes de alimentos a menudo utilizan rellenos baratos para agregar volúmen a los alimentos procesados.
5. (linguistics)
a. la muletilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you use too many fillers in your conversation, you're likely to sound inarticulate.Si empleas muchas muletillas en la conversación, es probable que parezcas poco elocuente.
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