el corchete
-the bracket
See the entry for corchete.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (punctuation)
a. bracket
El código no funciona porque te falta colocar un corchete para cerrar la función.The code doesn't work because you need to insert a bracket to close the function.
b. square bracket
Mi profesor de matemáticas usa corchetes y paréntesis en sus ecuaciones.My math professor uses square brackets and parentheses in his equations.
2. (clothing)
a. hook and eye
Hoy en la mañana se me rompió el corchete del bra.The hook and eye broke on my bra broke this morning.
b. hook
El corchete de mi falda hizo que se me rompieran las medias.The hook on my skirt ripped my pantyhose.
3. (office supplies)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. staple
Estoy buscando unos corchetes minis para mi corchetera chiquita.I'm looking for some mini staples for my little stapler.
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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. (broche)
a. hook and eye
2. (signo ortográfico)
a. square bracket
3. (grapa)
Regionalism used in Chile
a. staple
1 (Cos) (broche) hook and eye; (macho) hook
2 corchetes (Tipografía) square brackets
corchetes agudos angled brackets
3 (Chile) (grapa) staple
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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