pearl

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pearl(
puhrl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (lustrous sphere)
a. la perla
(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).
(F)
There inside the oyster gleamed a giant pearl.Allí dentro de la ostra relucía una perla enorme.
2. (thing of value)
a. la joya
(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).
(F)
We spent a week on a small tropical island that was an absolute pearl.Pasamos una semana en una isla tropical que era una auténtica joya.
3. (mother-of-pearl)
a. el nácar
(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).
(M)
The jeweler used the pearl brought in by the fisherman to make fine buttons.El joyero usaba el nácar que traían los pescadores para elaborar botones hermosos.
b. la madreperla
(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).
(F)
Look at how beautiful the colors of the pearl on his cane are.Mira qué bonitos son los colores de la madreperla que tiene su bastón.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (made of pearls)
a. de perla
My grandmother wore a pearl brooch to the party.Mi abuela llevó un broche de perla a la fiesta.
b. de perlas
He placed the pearl necklace on her neck and fastened the clasp.Le colocó el collar de perlas en el cuello y abrochó el cierre.
5. (made of mother-of-pearl)
a. de nácar
The duke handed the duchess the pearl opera glasses.El duque le dio los gemelos de nácar a la duquesa.
b. de madreperla
My father gave me a pearl tie clip for my birthday.Mi padre me regaló una pinza de corbata de madreperla para mi cumpleaños.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to form in droplets)
a. formar perlas
Tiny beads of sweat were pearling on her forehead.Gotitas de sudor formaban perlas en su frente.
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pearl
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la perla
(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).
(F)
pearl diverpescador(ora) de perlas
pearl necklacecollar de perlas
2. (idioms)
a.
pearls of wisdomperlas de sabiduría
it was like casting pearls before swineera como echar margaritas a los cerdos
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pearl [pəːl]
noun
perla (f); (mother-of-pearl) nácar (m); madreperla (f)
pearl of wisdom joya (f) de sabiduría
to cast pearls before swine echar margaritas a los cerdos
modifier
[+earring, button] de perla(s); (in colour) color de perla
pearl barley (n) cebada (f) perlada
pearl diver (n) pescadorapescadora (m) (f) de perlas;a pescadora
pearl necklace (n) collar (m) de perlas
pearl oyster (n) ostra (f) perlífera
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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