alfiler
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alfiler(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sewing)
a. pin
Me pinché con un alfiler cuando estaba cosiendo.I pricked myself on a pin while sewing.
2. (jewelry)
a. pin
Su pañuelo estaba sujeto con un alfiler de diamantes.His cravat was held in place with a diamond pin.
b. brooch
Entre los objetos enterrados con el cadáver, encontraron varios alfileres de oro.Several gold brooches were found among the objects buried with the body.
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alfiler
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para coser)
a. pin
alfiler de ganchosafety pin
no cabe ni un alfilerit's jam-packed
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
prendido con alfileressketchy
3. (joya)
a. brooch, pin
alfiler de corbatatie-pin
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alfiler
1 (Cos) pin; (broche) brooch; clip
aquí ya no cabe ni un alfiler you can't squeeze anything else in
prendido con alfileres shaky; hardly hanging together
puesto con 25 alfileres dressed up to the nines
alfiler de corbata tiepin
alfiler de gancho (Arg) safety pin
alfiler de seguridad (Latinoamérica) safety pin
alfiler de sombrero hatpin
2 (propina)
alfileres pin money; dress allowance; pedir para alfileres to ask for a tip
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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