prendas
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prendas(
prehn
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dahs
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (game)
a. forfeits
Jugamos a las prendas en la fiesta de cumpleaños de Anita.We played forfeits at Anita's birthday party.
prenda
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (clothing)
a. garment
Solo puedes pasar cuatro prendas al probador.You can only take four garments into the fitting room.
b. item of clothing
Mi tía me pidió que le llevara varias prendas al hospital.My aunt asked me to take several items of clothing to the hospital for her.
c. article of clothing
Parece que la muchacha había robado unas prendas muy caras.It seems the young lady had stolen some very expensive articles of clothing.
d. piece of clothing
Ruth tenía cada prenda colgada en una percha distinta.Ruth had each piece of clothing hanging on a separate coat hanger.
3. (guarantee)
a. security
Le dejé mi anillo como prenda.I left him my ring as security.
b. token
Te regalo mi colgante como prenda de mi amistad.I'd like you to have you my pendant as a token of my friendship.
c. pledge
Toma esta espada en prenda de mi lealtad.Take this sword as a pledge of my loyalty.
4. (term of endearment)
a. darling
Prenda, ¿me sirves un café?Darling, can you pour me a coffee?
5. (quality)
a. talent
Mi hermano siempre ha sido una persona de muchas prendas.My brother has always been a person with many talents.
b. gift
Los principios morales son la prenda más valiosa.Moral principles are the most precious gift.
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prenda
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de vestir)
a. garment, article of clothing
prenda interiorundergarment
prenda íntimaundergarment, piece of underwear
2. (garantía)
a. pledge
dejar algo en prendato leave something as a pledge
3. (en juego)
a. forfeit
4. (virtud)
a. talent, gift
5. (apelativo cariñoso)
a. darling, treasure
6. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no me duelen prendas reconocer que estaba equivocadoI don't mind admitting I was wrong
7. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no soltar prendanot to say a word
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prenda
1 (also prenda de vestir) garment; article of clothing
prenda interior undergarment; piece of underwear
prendas interiores underwear
singular
; (s)
prendas de cama bedclothes
prendas deportivas sportswear
singular
; (s)
prendas de mesa table linen
singular
; (s)
prendas de punto knitwear
singular
; (s)
prendas de trabajo work clothes
2 (garantía) pledge
dejar algo en prenda (por dinero) to pawn sth; (como garantía) to leave sth as security; en o como prenda de algo as a token of sth
en/como prenda de amistad
no soltar prenda to give nothing away
no dolerle prendas a algn
a mí no me duelen prendas I don't mind saying nice things about others; it doesn't worry me that I'm not as good as others
al buen pagador no le duelen prendas a good payer is not afraid of giving guarantees
3 prendas (cualidades) talents; gifts
buenas prendas good qualities; de todas prendas first class; excellent
4 (juego) forfeit
pagar prenda to pay a forfeit
5 (en oración directa) darling
¡oye, prenda! hi, gorgeous! (familiar)
6
la prenda (S. Cone) one's sweetheart; one's lover
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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