layer
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layer(
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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. (coat)
a. la capa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cake had three layers of different kinds of chocolate.La tarta tenía tres capas de chocolate de distinta clase.
b. la mano
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My room needs another layer of paint.My cuarto necesita otra mano de pintura.
2. (geology)
a. el estrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Much about the planet's past is known through the study of layers.Buena parte del pasado del planeta se conoce a través del estudio de los estratos.
3. (social class)
a. el estrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All layers of society were affected by the crisis.Todos los estratos de la sociedad se vieron afectados por la crisis.
4. (hen)
a. la gallina ponedora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
These eggs come from the layers in the neighboring farm.Estos huevos vienen de gallinas ponedoras de la granja vecina.
5. (agriculture)
a. el acodo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A layer helps to grow new plants, very similar to the ones they're sourced from.Un acodo ayuda a que crezcan nuevas plantas muy similares a las que las originan.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to put in layers)
a. poner en capas
Once you have the ingredients for the salad, layer them in a crystal bowl.Cuando tengas los ingredientes de la ensalada, ponlos en capas en un bol de cristal.
7. (to cut hair)
a. cortar en capas
I asked the hair stylist to layer my hair.Le pedí al peluquero que me cortara el pelo en capas.
8. (agriculture)
a. acodar
The gardener is layering the plants in my garden.El jardinero está acodando las plantas de mi jardín.
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layer
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of paint, chocolate)
a. la capa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of rock)
a. el estrato
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have one's hair layeredcortarse el pelo a capas
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layer [ˈleɪəʳ]
noun
1 (gen) capa (f); (Geol) estrato (m); (Agr) acodo (m)
2 (hen) gallina (f) ponedora
to be a good layer ser buena ponedora; the best layer la más ponedora
transitive verb
1 (Cookery) [+vegetables, pasta, pancakes] poner en capas
2 (Agr) acodar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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