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tachuela

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tachuela(
tah
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chweh
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lah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (stationery)
a. tack
El profesor tomó una tachuela y colgó el papel con las notas del examen en la cartelera.The professor took a tack and hung the paper with the exam results on the bulletin board.
b. thumbtack
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Puse el póster con cuatro tachuelas.I hung the poster using four thumbtacks.
c. drawing pin (United Kingdom)
¡Ay! ¿Quién dejó una tachuela en el suelo? Me la clavé en el pie.Ouch! Who left a drawing pin on the floor? I stood on it.
2. (clothing)
a. stud
El cantante de la banda vestía ropa negra y un cinturón con tachuelas.The singer of the band was wearing black clothes and a belt with studs.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(short person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. shorty
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Aunque es una tachuela, Manuel es el mejor jugador del equipo de baloncesto.Although he's a shorty, Manuel is the best player in the basketball team.
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tachuela
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. tack
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tachuela
1 (clavo) (tin) tack; (en cinturón, ropa) stud; (Latinoamérica) (chincheta) drawing pin
2 (Caribe) (alfiler) long pin
3 (Automóviles) speed ramp; sleeping policeman
4 (Latinoamérica) (recipiente) metal pan; (cazo) dipper; (taza) metal cup
5 (Latinoamérica) (persona) short stocky person
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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