Band-Aid

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USAGE NOTE
This word may also begin with a lowercase letter in the sense shown in 2).
Band-Aid(
bahn
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deyd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
(medicine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la curita
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Uh-oh! You got a booboo. Don't worry; I'll put a Band-Aid on it.¡Ay! Te hiciste una cortadita. No te preocupes; ya te pongo una curita.
b. la tirita
(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).
(F)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Do I have a Band-Aid? Are you crazy? You need to go to the emergency room!¿Que si tengo una tirita? ¿Estás loco? ¡Tienes que ir a la sala de urgencias!
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(temporary solution)
a. el parche
(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).
(M)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We can provide a few band-aids for now, but we eventually need to come up with a permanent solution.Podemos poner unos parches por el momento, pero eventualmente vamos a tener que pensar en una solución permanente.
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Band-Aid[ˈbændeɪd]
noun
especially (US) tirita (f); (Esp) curita (f); (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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