el pañuelo
-the handkerchief
See the entry for pañuelo.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (piece of cloth)
a. handkerchief
Ella le pasó un pañuelo a su hijo mocoso.She passed a handkerchief to her son with a runny nose.
b. hanky
¿Tienes un pañuelo? Me sangra la nariz.Have you got a hanky? My nose is bleeding.
2. (clothing)
a. scarf
Siempre que hace frío me pongo un pañuelo calentito.Whenever it is cold, I wear a warm scarf.
b. headscarf
Todavía hay algunas mujeres que se ponen un pañuelo en el pelo cuando van en descapotable.There are still women who wear a headscarf when they travel in a convertible.
3. (paper handkerchief)
a. tissue
Hay pañuelos de papel de todos los colores.Paper tissues come in all colors.
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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. (de nariz)
a. handkerchief
2. (para el cuello)
a. scarf
3. (para la cabeza)
a. headscarf
pañuelo de papelpaper handkerchief, tissue
4. (colloquial)
¡el mundo es un pañuelo!it's a small world!
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(para limpiarse) handkerchief; (para la cabeza) scarf; headscarf; (para el cuello) scarf; [de hombre] cravat
pañuelo de papel paper handkerchief
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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