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barniz
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barniz(
bahr
-
nees
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (lacquer)
a. varnish (for wood)
El barniz que le dimos a la mesa de roble tardará dos días en secarse.The varnish we used on the oak table will take two days to dry.
b. glaze (for ceramics)
El toque final para que la figura quede perfecta es darle una capa de barniz.The final touch, for the figure to look perfect, is to give it a coat of glaze.
2. (superficial quality)
a. veneer
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
En el colegio solo adquirimos un barniz de cultura general.We only acquired a veneer of general knowledge at school.
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barniz
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para madera)
a. varnish
2. (para cerámica)
a. glaze
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barniz
1 (sustancia) (para dar brillo) varnish; (para cerámica) glaze; (en metal) gloss; polish
dar (de) barniz a algo to varnish sth
barniz de uñas nail varnish
2 (cualidad superficial) veneer
3 (Aeronáutica) dope
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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