el papel picado
See the entry for papel picado.

papel picado

papel picado(
pah
-
pehl
 
pee
-
kah
-
doh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (decoration made with tissue paper)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. tissue paper with cut-out shapes
El papel picado se pone en los altares de muertos como representación del aire.Tissue paper with cut-out shapes is put on Day of the Dead altars to represent air.
Hay que comprar papel picado y una piñata para la fiesta.We need to buy tissue paper with cut-out shapes and a piñata for the party.
2. (torn-up pieces of paper)
a. shredded paper
Pegué el grito al cielo después de darme cuenta que el papel picado era la única copia de mi novela.I screamed to the heavens after realizing that the shredded paper was the only copy of my novel.
3. (small pieces of colored paper)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. confetti
La novia trae el cabello lleno de papel picado.The bride's hair is full of confetti.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
Examples
Machine Translators
Translate el papel picado using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
SpanishDict Premium
Have you tried it yet? Here's what's included:
Cheat sheets
No ads
Learn offline on iOS
Fun phrasebooks
Learn Spanish faster
Support SpanishDict
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS