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Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 3.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sewing)
a. edging
Diana tenía puesta una capa negra con un ribete de terciopelo rojo.Diana was wearing a black cloak with a red velvet edging.
b. border
El telón del teatro tiene un ribete dorado imponente.The stage curtain has an impressive gold border.
c. trimming
¡Qué hermoso ribete bordado que tiene tu falda!That's a beautiful embroidered trimming on your skirt!
2. (decoration)
a. rim
Mi abuela me dejó una copas preciosas de cristal con un ribete de plata.My grandmother left me some beautiful crystal glasses with a silver rim.
3. (feature)
a. element
La película es un drama con un ribete cómico.The film is a drama with a comic element.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Larissa es una poeta que tiene ribetes de actriz.Larissa is a poet as well as something of an actress.
El incidente tomó ribetes de escándalo cuando se dieron a conocer esos videos secretos.The incident became a bit of a scandal when those secret videos came to light.
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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. (cinta)
a. edging, trimming
ribetestouches, nuances
tener ribetes de poeta/oradorto be something of a poet/an orator
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1 (Cos) border
2 (adorno) addition; adornment
3 ribetes (toques)
tiene sus ribetes de pintor he's got a bit of the painter about him
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