la pintura
-the painting
See the entry for pintura.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (artwork)
a. painting
La pintura que cuelga en su oficina es una obra de Picasso.The painting that is hanging in his office is one of Picasso's works.
2. (substance for painting)
a. paint
Tenemos que mezclar las pinturas para lograr el color deseado.We have to mix the paints to get the desired color.
3. (fine arts)
a. painting
La pintura es una de sus aficiones favoritas.Painting is one of her favorite hobbies.
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1. (técnica, cuadro)
a. painting
la pintura renacentistaRenaissance painting
2. (fig)
no poder ver a alguien ni en pinturanot to be able to stand the sight of somebody
pintura a la acuarelawatercolor
pintura al frescofresco
pintura muralmural painting
pintura al óleooil painting
pintura rupestrecave painting
3. (materia líquida)
a. paint
pintura plásticaemulsion (paint)
4. (lápiz)
a. color(ed) pencil
5. (de cera)
a. crayon
1 (forma artística, cuadro) painting
no lo podía ver ni en pintura she couldn't stand the sight of him
pintura a la acuarela pintura a la aguada watercolour; watercolor; (EEUU)
pintura al óleo oil painting
pintura al pastel pastel drawing
pintura rupestre cave painting
2 (descripción) depiction
3 (material) paint
pintura a la cola pintura al temple (para paredes) distemper; (para cuadros) tempera
pintura emulsionada emulsion; emulsion paint
4 (lápiz de color) crayon
pintura de cera wax crayon
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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