silver
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silver(
sihl
-
vuhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. la plata
(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).
Gold is more valuable than silver.El oro es más valioso que la plata.
2. (silverware)
a. la platería
(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).
We should polish the silver before tomorrow's important dinner.Deberíamos pulir la platería antes de la cena importante de mañana.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (made of silver)
a. de plata
My sister gave me a silver pen as a graduation gift.Mi hermana me dio una pluma de plata como regalo de graduación.
4. (silver-colored)
a. plateado
I bought a silver case for my cell phone.Compré una funda plateada para mi móvil.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to bathe in silver)
a. platear
The bust is set on a silvered base.El busto está encima de una base plateada.
6. (to back with a silver-colored material)
a. azogar
On the tour around the mirror workshop, we learned about the process of silvering glass to make it reflective.En la visita al taller de espejos, aprendimos acerca del proceso de azogar el cristal para hacerlo reflectante.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to turn gray)
a. blanquear
His silvering hair made him look very distinguished.El pelo le daba un aire distinguido al paso que le blanqueaba.
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silver
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (metal)
a. la plata
(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).
2. (prov)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
every cloud has a silver liningno hay mal que por bien no venga
silver hairedcon el pelo blanco
silver (medal)medalla de plata
silver paperpapel de plata
silver platebaño m de plata
the silver screenla pantalla grande
silver weddingbodas de plata
3. (coins) (United Kingdom)
a. la monedas plateadas
(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).
4. (silverware)
a. la (objetos de) plata
(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).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (made of silver)
a. de plata
silver(-colored)plateado(a)
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silver [ˈsɪlvəʳ]
noun
1 (metal) plata (f); (silverware, silver cutlery) plata (f); vajilla (f) de plata
2 (money) monedas (f) de plata; monedas (f) plateadas
"have you got any silver?" — "sorry, only notes and coppers" —¿tienes monedas de plata? —no, solo billetes y monedas de cobre; £2 in silver 2 libras en monedas de plata
adjective
1 (made of silver) [+ring, cutlery] de plata
2 (in colour) plateado; [+car] gris plata
transitive verb
[+metal] platear; [+mirror] azogar; [+hair] blanquear;
intransitive verb
[+hair] blanquear
modifier
silver beet (n) (US) acelga (f)
silver birch (n) abedul (m) plateado
silver coin (n) moneda (f) de plata
silver fir (n) abeto (m) blanco; pinabete (m)
silver foil (n) papel (m) de aluminio or plata
silver fox (n) zorro (m) plateado
silver gilt (n) plata (f) dorada
silver jubilee (n) vigésimo quinto aniversario (m)
silver lining (n) resquicio (m) de esperanza
silver medal (n) medalla (f) de plata
silver medallist (n) medalleroamedallera (m) (f) de plata;a medallera
silver paper (n) papel (m) de plata
silver plate (n) (material) plateado (m); (objects) vajilla (f) plateada
the silver screen (n) la pantalla cinematográfica
silver tongue (n)
to have a silver tongue tener un pico de oro
the Silver State (n) (US) Nevada (f)
silver wedding (n) bodas (f) de plata
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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