The word riza is the present form of rizar in the third person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
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rizar

rizar(
rree
-
sahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to create ringlets on)
a. to curl
Ricé el cabello de mi hermana con un rizador.I curled my sister's hair with a curling iron.
2. (to cause ripples on)
a. to ripple
La canoa rizó las aguas del río.The canoe rippled the waters of the river.
b. to ruffle
La brisa de verano rizaba la superficie del lago.The summer breeze ruffled the surface of the lake.
rizarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
3. (to twist one's hair into ringlets)
a. to curl
Mi mamá solía usar rulos para rizarse el cabello.My mother usually used rollers to curl her hair.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to get curly)
a. to frizz
Si no uso acondicionador, el cabello se me riza.My hair frizzes if I don't use hair conditioner.
b. to go frizzy
La humedad hizo que se me rizara el cabello.The humidity made my hair go frizzy.
5. (to become rippled)
a. to ripple
Arrojé una piedra al lago, lo que hizo que las calmas aguas se rizaran.I tossed a rock into the lake, making the still waters ripple.
b. to get choppy
Las aguas se empezaron a rizar y el cielo se oscureció, así que la tripulación se fue bajo cubierta.The waters started to get choppy and the sky got dark, so the crew moved below deck.
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rizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (pelo)
a. to curl
2. (mar)
a. to ripple
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (pelo)
a. to curl
4. (mar)
a. to get choppy
rizar
transitive verb
[+pelo] to curl; [+superficie] to ridge; [+mar] to ripple; ruffle;
pronominal verb
rizarse [+agua] to ripple
rizarse el pelo to perm one's hair; have one's hair permed
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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