An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (treated)
a. tanned
El jinete tenía puesto un chaleco marrón claro hecho de cuero curtido.The rider was wearing a light-brown vest made of tanned leather.
2. (rough)
a. hardened
Tengo las manos curtidas porque trabajo de albañil.My hands are hardened because I work as a mason.
b. leathery
La piel curtida suele ser señal de exposición excesiva a los rayos del sol.Leathery skin is often a sign of over-exposure to sun's rays.
c. weather-beaten
El hombre era pelirrojo y tenía una cara curtida propia de un marinero.The man was red-haired and had a weather-beaten face not unlike a sailor.
d. tanned
Los granjeros trabajaban muchas horas bajo los rayos del sol y tenían rostros curtidos.The farmers spent many hours working under the sun and had tanned faces.
3. (experienced)
a. seasoned
Los recién llegados seguían las órdenes de los soldados más curtidos.The newcomers followed the orders of the more seasoned soldiers.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (act of tanning)
a. tanning
La coloración del cuero se realizó durante el curtido.The leather was colored during the tanning.
5. (tanned leather)
a. hide
Los curtidos que están en la fábrica serán utilizados para fabricar botas.The hides in the tannery will be used to make boots.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (piel, cuero)
a. tanned
2. (experimentado)
a. seasoned
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. tanning
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1 [+cuero] tanned
2 [+piel] hardened; leathery; [+cara] (por sol) tanned; (por intemperie) weather-beaten;
3 (experimentado)
estar curtido en to be expert at; be skilled in
1 (acto) tanning
2 (cuero) tanned leather; tanned hides
; (p)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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