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See the entry fordiente.
Subjunctiveyoconjugation ofdentar.
Subjunctiveél/ella/ustedconjugation ofdentar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (anatomy)
a. tooth
Mi hermana tiene un diente de oro.My sister has a gold tooth.
Por favor, cepíllate los dientes; tu aliento apesta.Please brush your teeth; your breath stinks.
b. fang
La serpiente usa sus dientes para inyectar el veneno.The serpent uses its fangs to inject poison.
2. (part of a fork)
a. tine
¿Cuántos dientes normalmente tiene un tenedor?How many tines does a fork normally have?
b. prong
Los dientes de estos tenedores de plástico se rompen a cada rato.The prongs of these plastic forks break all the time.
3. (part of a saw)
a. tooth
Ten cuidado de no tocar los dientes de la sierra o te vas a cortar.Be careful not to touch the teeth of the saw, or you'll get cut.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. tooth
se le ha caído un dientehe has lost a tooth
le está saliendo un dientehe's got a tooth coming through
armado hasta los dientesarmed to the teeth
enseñar los dientesto bare one's teeth
hablar entre dientesto mumble, to mutter
hincar el diente a algoto sink one's teeth into something
ponerle a alguien los dientes largosto turn somebody green with envy
me hace rechinar los dientesit sets my teeth on edge
diente de ajoclove of garlic
diente caninocanine tooth
diente incisivoincisor
diente de lechemilk tooth
diente de leóndandelion
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1 (Anatomía) [de persona, caballo] tooth; [de elefante] tusk; [de reptil] fang
echar los dientes to teethe
todavía no le han salido los dientes al niño
lavarse o cepillarse los dientes to clean o brush one's teeth; le están saliendo los dientes he's teething
diente canino canine; canine tooth
diente cariado decayed tooth; bad tooth
diente de leche milk tooth
diente incisivo incisor
diente molar molar
dientes postizos false teeth
estar a diente to be ravenous
de dientes afuera
decir algo para dientes afuera to say one thing and mean another; say sth without meaning it
enseñar los dientes to show one's claws; turn nasty
entre dientes
hablar entre dientes to mumble; mutter; se le oía maldecir entre dientes you could hear him cursing under his breath
hincar el diente en [+comida] to bite into; [+asunto] to get one's teeth into
nunca pude hincarle el diente a ese libro I could never get my teeth into that book
pelar el diente (Latinoamérica) to smile affectedly
poner a algn los dientes largos to make sb green with envy
se me ponen los dientes largos I get green with envy
tener buen diente to be a hearty eater
más cerca están mis dientes que mis parientes charity begins at home
3 (Técnica) [de máquina] cog; [de peine, sierra] tooth; [de hebilla] tongue
4 (Botánica) [de ajo] clove
diente de león dandelion
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