plastic

plastic(
plahs
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tihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (material)
a. el plástico
(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)
We replaced the old wooden sled with a new one made of plastic.Reemplazamos el viejo trineo de madera por uno nuevo hecho de plástico.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(method of payment)
a. el plástico
(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)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
How are you going to pay, plastic or cash?¿Con qué vas a pagar, con plástico o en efectivo?
b. la tarjeta
(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)
If you pay with plastic, you get a 20% discount.Si pagas con tarjeta, te hacen un 20 % de descuento.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (made of plastic)
a. de plástico
We bought plastic cups and dishes for the picnic.Compramos vasos y platos de plástico para el pícnic.
4. (not real)
a. falso
They were attended by a waiter with a plastic smile.Los atendió un mozo con una falsa sonrisa.
b. artificial
She paid thousands of dollars for a plastic face that doesn't convey emotions.Pagó miles de dólares por una cara artificial que no refleja emociones.
5. (art)
a. plástico
Sarah abandoned literature and is now exploring the plastic arts.Sarah abandonó la literatura y ahora está explorando las artes plásticas.
6. (malleable)
a. plástico
Plastic materials can be affected by changes in temperature.Los materiales plásticos pueden verse afectados por los cambios de temperatura.
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plastic
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el plástico
(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)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
2. (cup, bag)
a. de plástico
plastic bulletbala de goma
plastic explosive(explosivo m) plástico m
plastic surgeoncirujano(a) plástico(a)
plastic surgerycirugía plástica
plastic [ˈplæstɪk]
noun
1 plástico (m)
the roofs are covered in winter by sheets of plastic
to be made of plastic ser de plástico
though made of plastic it looked very expensive
2 plastics (materiales (m)) plásticos (m)
the plastics used in the majority of packaging materials a lot of the plastics that carmakers are using cannot be recycled don't use abrasive cleaners on any plastics
3 (credit cards) plástico (m)
adjective
1 (made of plastic) [+container etc] de plástico
it is packed in a clear plastic display carton village potters become redundant as cheap plastic bowls and buckets flood the market the beans were stored in glass and plastic containers the plastic seating was uncomfortable vases with dusty, plastic flowers
2 (flexible) plástico
you can also enjoy mud packs with the natural mud - smooth, gray, soft, and plastic as butter tidal heating may be keeping the crust of Europe plastic
3 (artificial) [+smile] falso; de plástico; [+person] de plástico; superficial
glamorous models with plastic smiles he took us to one of those plastic pubs you wanted proper home-cooked meals, you said you had enough plastic hotel food and airline food when girls put on too much eye-shadow, they look plastic their rhetoric is two-dimensional and plastic
modifier
the plastic arts (n) las artes plásticas
plastic bag (n) bolsa (f) de plástico
a black plastic bag store the leaves in airtight containers or palstic bags his suit smelled of the plastic bag it had been hanging in
plastic bullet (n) bala (f) de goma
police fired plastic bullets and chased protestors with batons
plastic explosive (n) goma (f) dos
the bomb was a time device, possibly made from plastic explosive police seized more than a ton of plastic explosives
plastic mac (n) (Britain) impermeable (m)
expect to queue, so bring a brolly and plastic mac
plastic money (n) dinero (m) de plástico
most restaurants now accept plastic money plastic money is here to stay, with a bewildering choice of cards now available
plastic sheeting (n) plástico (m) en planchas
the building was scaffolded and shrouded in plastic sheeting the plastic sheeting on the roof keeps the house dry
plastics industry (n) industria (f) del plástico
plastic surgeon (n) cirujanoacirujana (m) (f) plásticoaplástica;a cirujana a plástica
her face had been so badly burned it was really a job for a plastic surgeon
plastic surgery (n) cirugía (f) plástica or estética
one of the survivors needed plastic surgery
to have plastic surgery hacerse la cirugía plástica or estética
she even had plastic surgery to change the shape of her nose
plastic wrap (n) (US) film (m) adherente para envolver alimentos; (para envolver alimentos)
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