hem
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hem(
hehm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sewing)
a. el dobladillo
(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).
Lisa sewed ruffles on the hem of the blouse's sleeves.Lisa le cosió unos volantes a los dobladillos de las mangas de la blusa.
b. la bastilla
(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 hem of Jim's pant leg came undone.Se deshizo la bastilla de la pernera de Jim.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to sew a hem)
a. hacer el dobladillo
Karina hemmed her skirt by hand because the sewing machine broke.Karina hizo el dobladillo de la falda a mano porque se dañó la máquina de coser.
3. (to surround; used with "in")
a. acorralar
When dawn broke, the commander realized the enemy had hemmed them in.Cuando amaneció, el comandante se dio cuenta que el enemigo los había acorralado.
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hem
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el dobladillo
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. hacer el dobladillo a
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hem [hem]
noun
dobladillo (m); bastilla (f)
transitive verb
(Cos) hacer el dobladillo de; coser el dobladillo de
last of all, hem the skirt/dress
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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