floss
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
floss(
flas
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dental)
a. el hilo dental
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Clean your teeth with dental floss before you brush.Límpiate los dientes con hilo dental antes de cepillarte.
b. la seda dental
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dentist told me I need to use dental floss more often.El dentista me dijo que tengo que usar seda dental con más frecuencia.
2. (for embroidery)
a. el hilo de seda
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Kristen makes bracelets with colorful floss.Kristen hace pulseras con hilo de seda colorido.
3. (fibrous mass)
a. el cadarzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Rafael opened a factory in Bangladesh for spinning floss.Rafael abrió una fábrica en Bangladesh para hilar cadarzo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to clean one's teeth)
a. limpiar con hilo dental
I need to floss my teeth after eating popcorn.Necesito limpiarme los dientes con hilo dental después de comer palomitas.
b. limpiar con seda dental
You should floss your teeth to remove plaque.Debes limpiarte los dientes con seda dental para quitar la placa.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to clean one's teeth)
a. limpiarse con hilo dental
Be sure to floss before you go to bed.Asegúrate de limpiarte con hilo dental antes de acostarte.
b. limpiarse con seda dental
I have lots of cavities because I don't floss regularly.Tengo muchas caries porque no me limpio con seda dental regularmente.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
floss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
(dental) flosshilo dental
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
to floss one's teethlimpiarse los dientes con hilo dental
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
floss [flɒs]
noun
1 (also floss silk) cadarzo (m)
2 (for embroidery) seda (f) floja
3 (also dental floss) hilo (m) or seda (f) dental
transitive verb
(Dentistry)
to floss one's teeth limpiarse los dientes con hilo or seda dental
intransitive verb
(Dentistry) limpiarse los dientes con hilo or seda dental
You should floss at least once a day
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Phrases with "floss"
Here are the most popular phrases with "floss." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
dental floss
el hilo dental
candy floss
el algodón de azúcar
I floss my teeth
me limpio los dientes con hilo dental
Examplesloading
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning