Quick answer
"Washcloth" is a noun which is often translated as "la toallita", and "towel" is a noun which is often translated as "la toalla". Learn more about the difference between "washcloth" and "towel" below.
washcloth
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (cloth for bathing)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la toallita
(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).
The flight attendant brought us some slippers and a hot washcloth.La azafata nos trajo unas pantuflas y una toallita caliente.
b. el paño
(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).
I brought you some fresh towels and washcloths if you need to wash up.Te traje unas toallas y unos paños limpios por si necesitas higienizarte.
c. la manopla
(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).
(bath mitt)
This washcloth helps me to get those hard-to-reach places.Esta manopla me ayuda a lavarme esas partes difíciles de alcanzar.
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towel(
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uhl
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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. (for drying)
a. la toalla
(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).
He dried the baby with a soft towel.Secó la bebé con una toalla suave.
b. el paño
(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).
They dried the car with a towel.Secaron el coche con un paño.
c. el trapo
(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).
They dried the dishes in the kitchen with a towel.Secaron los trastes de la cocina con un trapo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (drying with a towel)
a. secar
Rafael toweled his hair dry after swimming.Rafael secó su cabello después de nadar.
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