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placa
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placa(
plah
-
kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (thin layer)
a. plate
El médico le puso una placa de acero en la espalda a mi papá después de su accidente.The doctor put a steel plate in my dad's back after his accident.
b. sheet
Esta placa de metal es para proteger la superficie del piso.This sheet of metal is to protect the surface of the floor.
2. (geology)
a. plate
El movimiento de las placas tectónicas provocó un terremoto.The shifting of the tectonic plates caused an earthquake.
3. (radiography)
a. plate
El doctor examinó la placa de su radiografía para buscar el hueso roto.The doctor examined the plate from his X-rays to find the broken bone.
4. (inscription)
a. plaque
Había una placa con su nombre en la puerta de su despacho.There was a plaque with his name on his office door.
b. nameplate
Había una placa junto a una pluma sobre su escritorio.There was a nameplate on her desk next to a fountain pen.
5. (automobile)
a. license plate
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los ladrones huyeron, pero conseguimos apuntar la placa de su carro.The thieves fled, but we managed to write down the license plate of their car.
b. number plate (United Kingdom)
Señor, no se permite conducir sin la placa puesta.Sir, you're not allowed to drive without a license plate.
6. (identification)
a. badge
El policía llegó a la escena del crimen y mostró su placa.The policeman arrived at the scene of the crime and showed his badge.
7. (medicine)
a. spot
Tienes una placa en el hombro que tiene mala pinta.You have a spot on your shoulder that doesn't look so good.
b. blotch
Hay una placa en la piel debajo del sobaco izquierdo.There's a blotch on your skin under your left armpit.
8. (dentistry)
a. plaque
El hilo dental ayuda para eliminar la placa de los dientes.Dental floss helps to remove plaque from your teeth.
b. tartar
La cantidad de placa que tiene en los dientes me sugiere que tiene que cepillarse más.The amount of tartar you have on your teeth tells me that you need to brush more.
9. (photography)
a. plate
Colocó la placa dentro de la cámara y la enfocó a su sujeto.He placed the plate inside the camera and focused it at his subject.
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placa
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lámina)
a. plate
2. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
placa dentaldental plaque
placa de hieloblack ice, icy patch
placa solarsolar panel
placa de vitrocerámicaceramic hob
3. (inscripción)
a. plaque
4. (de policía)
a. badge
5. (geology)
a. plate
6. (computers)
a. board
placa lógicalogic board
placa madremotherboard
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placa
1 (gen) plate; (lámina) sheet; [de cocina] plate; (radiador) radiator
placa conmemorativa commemorative plaque
placa de hielo icy patch
placa del nombre nameplate
placa de matrícula number plate; license plate; (EEUU) registration plate
placa dental (dental) plaque
placa de silicio silicon chip
placa giratoria (Ferro) turntable
placa madre (Informática) motherboard
placa solar (en techo) solar panel; (en pared) radiator
2 (Fotografía) (also placa fotográfica) plate
placa esmerilada focusing screen
3 (Latinoamérica) (Música) gramophone record; phonograph record; (EEUU)
4 (distintivo) badge; insignia
5 (Latinoamérica) (erupción) blotch; skin blemish
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