clothespin
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clothespin(
klothz
-
pihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la pinza
(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).
There's a basket of clothespins next to the drying rack.Hay una canasta de pinzas al lado del tendedero.
b. el broche
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
One of the clowns put a clothespin on the other's nose.Uno de los payasos puso un broche en la nariz del otro.
c. el perrito
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Would you pass me a couple of clothespins for this sheet?¿Me pasarías un par de perritos para esta sábana?
d. el gancho
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
You can use a clothespin to keep the bag of chips closed.Puedes usar un gancho para mantener la bolsa de papas cerrada.
e. el palillo
(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 Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Before we do the laundry, we need to buy clothespins.Antes de hacer el lavado, tenemos que comprar palillos.
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