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"Zarcillo" is a noun which is often translated as "earring", and "arete" is a noun which is also often translated as "earring". Learn more about the difference between "zarcillo" and "arete" below.
zarcillo(
sahr
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see
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yoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (jewelry)
a. earring
No puedo usar zarcillos porque no tengo las orejas perforadas.I can't wear earrings because I don't have my ears pierced.
2. (botany)
a. tendril
La planta trepadora se prende a la cerca por medio de zarcillos.The climbing plant uses tendrils to hold onto the fence.
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arete(
ah
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reh
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teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (jewelry)
a. earring
Quisiera comprarme un par de aretes que hagan juego con mi collar de perlas.I'd like to buy a pair of earrings to match my pearl necklace.
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