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pintarse las uñas

pintarse las uñas(
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to paint one's nails
Antes de pintarte las uñas, límatelas.Before painting your nails, file them.
b. to put on nail polish
No sé si pintarme las uñas o no. Luego es una lata cuando empieza a quitarse el esmalte.I don't know whether to put on nail polish. It's a pain when it starts to come off.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Solo me pinto las uñas de los pies en verano, porque llevo sandalias.I only paint my toenails in the summer, because I wear sandals.
Se pintó las uñas de las manos de distinto color que las de los pies.She painted her fingernails in a different color from her toenails.
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