floss(
flas
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
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).
(M)
Clean your teeth with floss before you brush.Límpiate los dientes con hilo dental antes de cepillarte.
Ugh! I forgot to bring toothpaste. - Don't worry, I have some, and floss too.¡Uf! Se me olvidó traer pasta de dientes. - No te preocupes, yo tengo, e hilo dental también.
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).
(F)
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 bordar
(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).
(M)
Kristen makes bracelets with colorful floss.Kristen hace pulseras con hilo de bordar 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).
(M)
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.).
transitive verb
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.).
intransitive verb
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.
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floss
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
(dental) flosshilo dental
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to floss one's teethlimpiarse los dientes con hilo dental
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
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