la laca
-the lacquer
See the entry for laca.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (varnish)
a. lacquer
El carpintero lijó la puerta y le pasó laca.The carpenter sanded the door and applied lacquer.
2. (hairstyling)
a. hairspray
¿De casualidad tienes fijador o laca?Do you happen to have hair gel or hairspray?
b. hair lacquer (United Kingdom)
El peluquero me echó laca en el cabello para terminar el peinado.The hairdresser finished my hair by spraying it with hair lacquer.
3. (cosmetics)
a. polish
Se me acabó la laca de uñas cuando apenas me había pintado cuatro uñas.I ran out of nail polish after I painted only four of my nails.
b. varnish
El guitarrista se pinta las uñas de la mano con laca de uñas transparente para evitar que se quiebren.The guitar player uses clear nail varnish on his fingernails to prevent them from breaking.
4. (resin)
a. shellac
Las ramas del árbol están cubiertas de laca.The branches of the tree are covered in shellac.
b. lac
Los agricultores cosecharon la laca depositada en sus árboles para hacer barniz.The farmers harvested the lac that deposited on their trees to make varnish.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (para muebles)
a. lacquer
2. (para el pelo)
a. hairspray
laca de uñasnail varnish
1 (gomorresina) shellac; (barniz) lacquer; [de pelo] hairspray
laca de uñas laca para uñas nail polish; nail varnish
2 (color) lake
3 (S. Cone)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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