Quick answer
"Lice" is a form of "louse", a noun which is often translated as "el piojo". "Nits" is a form of "nit", a noun which is often translated as "la liendre". Learn more about the difference between "lice" and "nits" below.
louse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (insect)
a. el piojo
(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 the kids in his class had lice.Todos los niños de su salón tenían piojos.
I found a louse in my son's hair.Encontré un piojo en el pelo de mi hijo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person)
a. el canalla
(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).
, la canalla
(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)
He's such a louse!¡Es un canalla!
b. el sinvergüenza
(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).
, la sinvergüenza
(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).
That louse conned me out of my money!¡Ese sinvergüenza me estafó y se robó mi dinero!
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nit
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(animal)
a. la liendre
(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).
From the way the girl's been scratching her head, I bet she's got nits.Como se va rascando la cabeza la niña, me parece que tendrá liendres.
b. el piojo
(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).
It's best to use a fine-toothed comb when picking nits out of hair.Es mejor usar un peine de dientes finos para remover los piojos del pelo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(foolish person) (United Kingdom)
a. el bobo
(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).
, la boba
(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).
Of course the screw is coming out! You're turning it the wrong way, you nit!¡Claro que está saliendo el tornillo! ¡Lo estás girando en el sentido incorrecto, bobo!
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