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pelusa
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pelusa(
peh
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loo
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (unravelling of fibers)
a. fluff
¿Sabes cómo hacer para quitarle la pelusa a las toallas nuevas?Do you know how to remove fluff from new towels?
b. lint
La frazada de lana negra está cubierta de pelusa y pelos de gato.The black woolen blanket is covered in lint and cat hair.
c. fuzz
Mi bufanda está deshaciéndose y empezando a dejar pelusa en mi barba.My scarf is falling apart and is starting to leave fuzz in my beard.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(envy)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. jealousy
Cuando Micaela ganó el sorteo, no pude ocultar que me daba pelusa. La suerte nunca me acompaña.I couldn't hide my jealousy when Micaela won the raffle. Luck is never on my side.
3. (botany)
a. fuzz
El ciego reconoció el durazno por su pelusa.The blind man recognized the peach because of its fuzz.
b. down
Yo no podría comer cáscara de kiwi. No me gusta la pelusa.I couldn't eat kiwi skin. I don't like the down.
4. (filth)
a. dust
Diego se puso un guante blanco para ver si había pelusa en los muebles.Diego put on a white glove to check for dust on the furniture.
b. fluff
Ivana barrió el piso y recogió la pelusa con una pala.Ivana sweeped the floor and scooped up the fluff with a dustpan.
c. ball of fluff
Metí la mano en el bolsillo y saqué dos monedas y una pelusa.I reached into my pocket and pulled out two coins and a ball of fluff.
5. (facial hair)
a. down
Cuando me salió pelusa en la cara por primera vez, me sentí como un hombre.When the first down appeared on my face, I felt like a man.
b. fuzz
Mi hijo adolescente está orgulloso de su pelusa y no se la afeitó.My teenage son is proud of his fuzz and didn't shave it.
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).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(child who goes out often)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. street kid
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Los pelusas faltaron a clase para ir al cine.The street kids all cut class and went to the movies.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mischievous child)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. little scamp
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Ese pelusa volvió a intercambiar la sal por el azúcar!That little scamp switched the salt and the sugar again!
b. little rascal
Dígale a ese pelusa suyo que deje de arruinar mi césped.Tell that little rascal of yours to stop ruining my lawn.
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pelusa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de tela)
a. fluff
2. (vello)
a. down
3. (de polvo)
a. ball of fluff
4. (celos)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener pelusa deto be jealous of
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pelusa
1 (Botánica) down; (Cos) fluff; (en cara) down; fuzz; (bajo muebles) fluff; dust;
2 (entre niños) envy; jealousy
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