piel
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piel(
pyehl
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (epidermis)
a. skin
Su piel se bronceó en la playa.Her skin tanned at the beach.
2. (animal)
a. leather
Compró unas botas de piel.He bought some leather boots.
b. fur
Tiene una chamarra de piel de zorro.She has a fox fur coat.
3. (fruit)
a. skin
No me gusta comer melocotones con la piel.I don't like to eat peaches with the skin on.
b. peel
Quitó la piel de la naranja.She removed the orange peel.
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piel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (epidermis)
a. skin
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
dejarse la pielto sweat blood
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
jugarse la pielto risk one's neck
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser de la piel del diabloto be a little devil
5. (pelo)
a. fur
abrigo de pielfur coat
6. (cuero)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. leather
cazadora/guantes de pielleather jacket/gloves
piel sintéticaimitation leather
7. (cáscara; de cítricos)
a. peel
8. (de manzana, plátano)
a. skin, peel
9. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
piel rojaredskin
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piel
1 [de persona] skin
tiene la piel grasa/seca she has oily/dry skin; estirarse la piel to have a facelift
dejarse la piel to give one's all
ponerse en la piel de algn to put o.s. in sb else's shoes
se me/le puso la piel de gallina I/he came out in goose pimples o goose flesh
ser de la piel de Barrabás o del diablo to be a little devil o monster
piel de naranja (por celulitis) orange-peel skin
2 [de animal] (gen) skin; [de vaca, búfalo, elefante] hide; [de foca, zorro, visón] fur; (cuero) leather
abrigo de pieles fur coat; artículos de piel leather goods; una maleta de piel a leather suitcase
la piel de toro Iberia
piel de ante suede
piel de becerro calf; calfskin
piel de cabra goatskin
piel de cerdo pigskin
piel de ternera calfskin
3 [de frutas] (gen) skin; [de naranja, limón] peel; [de manzana] skin; peel
piel roja redskin
los pieles rojas the redskins
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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