scissors

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USAGE NOTE
The words "tijera" and "tijeras" can be used interchangeably in Spanish to refer to a single pair of scissors.
scissors(
sih
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zuhrz
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (tool)
a. la tijera
(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)
Can you hand me the scissors that are in my sewing box?¿Me pasas la tijera que está en mi costurero?
b. las tijeras
(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)
For this project, you will need construction paper and scissors.Para este proyecto, necesitarás papel de construcción y unas tijeras.
scissor
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to cut with scissors)
a. cortar con tijera
He scissored his mustache.Cortó sus bigotes con tijera.
b. cortar con tijeras
Please scissor the loose threads.Por favor, corta con tijeras los hilos sueltos.
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scissor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la tijeras
(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)
a pair of scissorsunas tijeras
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scissors [ˈsɪzəz]
plural noun
tijeras (f)
a pair of scissors unas tijeras
modifier
scissors jump (n) tijera (f)
scissors kick (n) chilena (f); tijereta (f)
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