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"Collar" is a noun which is often translated as "necklace", and "pendiente" is an adjective which is often translated as "pending". Learn more about the difference between "collar" and "pendiente" below.
collar(
koh
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yahr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (jewelry)
a. necklace
La princesa lleva un collar con un colgante de diamantes.The princess is wearing a necklace with a diamond pendant.
b. chain
El hombre llevaba varios collares de oro.The man wore several gold chains.
2. (for animals)
a. collar
Necesito comprarle un nuevo collar a mi perro.I need to buy my dog a new collar.
3. (plumage)
a. collar
Los chorlos gritones tienen el collar negro y el pecho blanco.Killdeer have a black collar and a white breast.
b. ruff
El pollito tenía un collar de plumas suaves.The chick had a ruff of soft feathers.
4. (mechanics)
a. collar
El collar debe instalarse sobre el eje.The collar must be installed over the shaft.
b. hose clip
El mecánico dice que el radiador necesita un nuevo collar.The mechanic says the radiator needs a new hose clip.
c. ring
Necesito un collar para conectar estas dos mangueras.I need a ring to connect these two hoses.
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pendiente(
pehn
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dyehn
-
teh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unresolved)
a. pending
Todavía tenemos muchos asuntos pendientes.We still have many issues pending.
2. (not yet paid)
a. outstanding
Tienen una deuda pendiente conmigo.They have an outstanding debt with me.
3. (attentive)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Estaban pendientes de noticias del pueblo después del tornado.They were waiting on news from the town after the tornado.
Estaremos pendientes de tu hijo.We'll keep an eye on your son.
4. (inclined)
a. sloping
La casa está sobre un terreno pendiente.The house is on sloping ground.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
5. (inclined surface)
a. slope
Subimos la pendiente en bicicleta.We cycled up the slope.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (jewelry)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. earring
Le voy a regalar a mi mamá unos pendientes hermosos.I'm going to give my mom a pair of beautiful earrings.
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