malla
malla(
mah
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yah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (material)
a. mesh
El vestido tiene un panel transparente de malla que le da un toque de sensualidad.The dress has a transparent mesh panel that gives it a hint of sensuality.
2. (protective net)
a. net
Vamos a ponerle mallas a los árboles de Navidad que vamos a transportar.We're going to put nets around the Christmas trees that we're going to ship.
b. wire netting (metal)
¿Por qué no construyes una cerca con malla galvanizada?Why don't you make a fence with galvanized wire netting?
c. wire mesh (metal)
Pon un pedazo de malla encima de cada bulbo de tulipán, y así las ardillas no se los comen.Put a piece of wire mesh over each tulip bulb, and that way the squirrels won't eat them.
3. (clothing)
a. leotard
La bailarina de la malla rosada baila muy bien.The dancer in the pink leotard dances very well.
4. (beachwear)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. swimsuit
Ponte tu malla y vamos a la piscina.Put on your swimsuit and let's go to the pool.
b. bathing suit
Este verano las mallas enterizas han vuelto a estar de moda.One-piece bathing suits are back in fashion this summer.
c. swimming costume (United Kingdom)
Natalia lucía una malla amarilla en la piscina.Natalia was wearing a yellow swimming costume at the swimming pool.
5. (armor)
a. chain mail
En esa época, los caballeros llevaban una armadura de malla.At that time, knights wore armor made of chain mail.
mallas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (sports)
a. net
¡Y el balón duerme en las mallas tras el remate de Ronaldo!And the ball rests in the net after Ronaldo's shot!
7. (clothing)
a. pantyhose (with feet)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Compré unas mallas de nailon para ponerme con el vestido nuevo.I bought a pair of nylon pantyhose to wear with my new dress.
b. tights (with feet) (United Kingdom)
Yo me pongo mallas gruesas en el invierno para calentarme las piernas.I wear thick tights in winter to keep my legs warm.
c. leggings (without feet)
Todos creen que estos son vaqueros, pero en realidad son mallas.Everybody thinks these are jeans, but they're really leggings.
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malla
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tejido)
a. mesh
malla de alambre, malla metálicawire mesh
2. (red)
a. net
las mallasthe net
3. (traje de baño)
a. swimsuit
mallasleotard
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malla
1 [de red] mesh; (red) network
hacer malla to knit; medias de malla fishnet stockings
malla de alambre wire mesh; wire netting
2 (para ballet, gimnasia) leotard;mallas (leotardos) tights
plural
; (p)
pantyhose; (EEUU)
(sin pie) leggings;
3 (Latinoamérica)(also malla de baño) swimming costume; swimsuit
4 (Dep)
las mallas the net
singular
; (s)
dio con el balón en el fondo de las mallas he placed the ball into the back of the net
5 (Hist) chain mail
Rabanne había presentado en el Carroussel un desfile dominado por la magia de la cultura africana, no exento de sus eternas cotas de malla
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