la franela
-the flannel
See the entry for franela.

franela

franela(
frah
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neh
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lah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (material)
a. flannel
No me gustan las camisas de seda. Prefiero la franela.I don't like silk shirts. I prefer flannel.
Esta camisa es de franela, así que es muy cómoda.This shirt is flannel, so it's very comfy.
2. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. T-shirt
Daniel siempre se viste con franela y jeans.Daniel always wears a T-shirt and jeans.
b. tee shirt
Me manché la franela blanca con salsa.I got a sauce stain on my white tee shirt.
3. (undergarment)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. undershirt
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Si te pones una franela, el sudor no va a manchar la camisa.If you wear an undershirt, your sweat won't seep into your shirt.
b. vest (United Kingdom)
Cuando hace frío, generalmente, me pongo una franela debajo de la camisa.When it's cold, I usually wear a vest under my shirt.
4. (sports)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
a. sweatshirt
Mi franela está empapada de sudor después del partido.My sweatshirt is soaked in sweat from the game.
5. (dustcloth) (River Plate)
a. duster
Limpia el polvo del teclado de la computadora con una franela.Remove dirt from your computer keyboard with a duster.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(flatterer)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
a. suck-up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Esa hará lo que sea para que la asciendan. ¡Qué franela!She'll do anything to get a promotion. What a suck-up!
b. crawler
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
El actor se rodeó de franelas para inflar su ego.The actor surrounded himself with crawlers to boost his ego.
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franela
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (tejido)
a. flannel
2. (sudadera)
a. sweatshirt
3. (camiseta; interior)
a. vest (United Kingdom)
b. undershirt
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
4. (exterior)
a. T-shirt
5. (trapo) (River Plate)
a. dust cloth
b. duster (United Kingdom)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
franela
1 (tela) flannel
2 (Latinoamérica) (camiseta) T-shirt; (de ropa interior) vest; undershirt; (EEUU)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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