gray hair
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Usage note
This phrase may also be spelled "grey hair."
gray hair(
grey
 
hehr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (full head of hair)
a. el pelo gris
(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).
My dad has had gray hair my whole life.Mi papá ha tenido pelo gris durante toda mi vida.
b. el pelo canoso
(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).
I never want to have gray hair.Nunca quiero tener pelo canoso.
c. el cabello gris
(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).
The man with gray hair is my grandfather.El hombre de cabello gris es mi abuelo.
d. el cabello canoso
(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).
Having gray hair isn't the worst thing in the world.Tener cabello canoso no es lo peor del mundo.
2. (single hair)
a. la cana
(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).
My mom ran out of the bathroom screaming that she found a gray hair.Mi mamá salió corriendo del baño gritando que encontró una cana.
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