buff
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buff(
buhf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (enthusiast)
a. el aficionado
(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).
, la aficionada
(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).
We organize blind tasting sessions for wine buffs.Organizamos reuniones de cata a ciegas para los aficionados al vino.
b. el entusiasta
(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).
, la entusiasta
(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).
Sally has been a computer buff since she was nine. Now she's a networking engineer.Sally es una entusiasta de la informática desde que tenía nueve años. Ahora es ingeniera de redes.
c. el fanático
(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).
, la fanática
(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).
Angelo is an opera buff who never misses Met live broadcasts.Angelo es un fanático de la ópera que nunca se pierde las transmisiones en vivo del Met.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(nude)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Moria loves sunbathing in the buff.A Moria le encanta tomar sol en cueros.
The group of friends went swimming in the buff.El grupo de amigos se fue a nadar en pelotas.
3. (soft leather from oxen or buffalos)
a. la gamuza
(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 carpenter used a polishing buff on the surfaces before delivering the table to the customer.El carpintero pulió las superficies con una gamuza antes de entregarle la mesa al cliente.
4. (color)
a. el beige
(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).
What color is your lipstick Cristy? - It's buff.¿De qué color es tu lápiz labial, Cristy? - Es beige.
b. el beis
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We're going to decorate the living room in buff.Vamos a pintar la sala de color beis.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to polish)
a. pulir
They're going to wash and buff my car on Monday.Van a lavar y pulir mi coche el lunes.
b. lustrar
They spent hours buffing the marble floor.Estuvieron horas lustrando el piso de mármol.
c. sacar brillo a
Rob buffed the silver before the Christmas dinner.Rob sacó brillo a la platería antes de la cena navideña.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (muscular)
a. musculoso
The actor showed off his buff body in a picture of him lifting weights.El actor mostró su cuerpo musculoso en una foto en la que levantaba pesas.
7. (color)
a. beige
My heart says to buy these buff shoes, but my wallet says no.Mi corazón dice que compre estos zapatos beige, pero mi billetera dice que no.
b. beis
A little buff kitten walked into and sat down next to my chair.Un pequeño gatito beis entró a la cocina y se sentó junto a mi silla.
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buff
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el marrón claro
(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).
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
in the buffen cueros
3. (enthusiast)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
film buffcinéfilo(a) m,f
opera buffentendido(a) en ópera
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (general)
a. marrón claro
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (polish)
a. sacar brillo a
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buff [bʌf]
adjective
[+colour] de color de ante
noun
piel (f) de ante
in the buff en cueros (informal)
transitive verb
(also buff up) lustrar; pulir
buff [bʌf]
noun
aficionadoaaficionada (m) (f);a aficionada entusiasta (m)
film buff cinéfiloacinéfila (m) (f);a cinéfila
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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pulir las uñas
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