tan
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tan(
tahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (complexion)
a. el bronceado
(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).
Lalo came back from vacation with a beautiful tan.Lalo volvió de las vacaciones con un bonito bronceado.
b. el moreno
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Amy lost her tan after returning home to Germany.A Amy se le fue el moreno después de regresar a Alemania.
2. (color)
a. el marrón claro
(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).
Tan is so boring. Why don't we look for a more interesting color?El marrón claro es aburrido. ¿Por qué no buscamos un color más interesante?
b. el café claro
(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).
I don't like tan; I prefer dark brown.No me gusta el café claro; prefiero el café oscuro.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. marrón claro
I like these tan pants. I'll take them.Me gustan estos pantalones marrón claro. Me los llevo.
b. café claro
How much is this tan couch?¿Cuánto cuesta este sofá café claro?
4. (bronzed from the sun)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. bronceado
I am tan after just a day on the beach.Estoy bronceado con solo un día en la playa.
b. moreno
You're so tan!¡Estás muy morena!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to darken the skin of)
a. broncear
The sun tanned the surfer's back.El sol bronceó la espalda de la surfista.
b. poner moreno
The summer sun has tanned you a lot.El sol del verano te ha puesto muy moreno.
c. quemar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
This type of work will tan you plenty; you'd better put some sunblock on.Este tipo de trabajo te quemará bastante; más te vale que te pongas crema solar.
d. tostar
The sun always tans this arm because it's the one I leave hanging out the window.El sol siempre me tuesta este brazo porque es el que dejo colgado por la ventana.
6. (leather)
a. curtir
They tan the alligator skins here, and then the hides are sent to the factory.Aquí curten las pieles de los caimanes y después se mandan a la fábrica.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to darken skin)
a. broncearse
He was tanning all day at the beach.Estuvo bronceándose todo el día en la playa.
b. ponerse moreno
Luz tans really easily in the summer.Luz se pone morena muy fácilmente en verano.
c. quemarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
You shouldn't tan so much; it does damage to your skin.No deberías quemarte tanto; te daña la piel.
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tan
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (color)
a. el marrón claro
(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).
2. (from sun)
a. el bronceado
(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).
b. el moreno
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (color)
a. marrón claro
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (leather)
a. curtir
5. (of sun; skin)
a. broncear, tostar
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to tan somebody, to tan somebody's hidedar una paliza or
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (person, skin)
a. broncearse, ponerse moreno(a)
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tan [tæn]
noun
1 (suntan) bronceado (m)
to get a tan broncearse
2 (colour) canela (f); café (m) claro; especially (LAm)
3 (bark) (also tanbark) casca (f)
adjective
color canela; color café claro; especially (LAm) [+shoes] marrón;
intransitive verb
[+person] broncearse; ponerse moreno; tostarse
transitive verb
1 [+person, skin] broncear; poner moreno; especially (Esp) quemar; (LAm)
2 [+leather] curtir
to tan sb's hide curtir a algn a palos (informal); zurrarle la badana a algn (informal); (Esp)
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tan
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tan(
tahn
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (so much)
a. so
Mi hijo estaba tan cansado cuando llegó que se durmió enseguida.My son was so tired when he arrived, he fell asleep immediately.
b. such
¡Hace muchos años que no tomábamos una cena tan buena!We haven't had such a good dinner in many years!
2. (in comparisons)
a. as
Es tan alto como su hermano.He is as tall as his brother.
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tan
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (mucho)
a. so
tan grande/deprisa (que…)so big/quickly (that…)
¡qué película tan larga!what a long film!
tan es así que…so much so that…
de tan amable que es, se hace inaguantableshe's so kind it can get unbearable
2. (en comparaciones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tan… como…as… as…
tan sóloonly
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tan
adverb
1 (tras verbo) so
estaba tan cansado que me quedé dormido I was so tired I fell asleep; no te esperaba tan pronto I wasn't expecting you so soon; ¡no es tan difícil! it's not so difficult!
2 (tras sustantivo) such
¿para qué quieres un coche tan grande? what do you want such a big car for?; no es una idea tan buena it's not such a good idea
3 (en exclamaciones)
¡qué idea tan rara! what an odd notion!; ¡qué regalo tan bonito! what a beautiful present!; ¡que cosa tan rara! how strange!
4 (en comparaciones)
es tan feo como yo he's as ugly as me; tan es así que so much so that
5
tan solo only; hace tan solo unas semanas only a few weeks ago
El aparatejo, de tan solo cuatro pulgadas de diámetro cómo pueden alimentarse tan solo de cigarros, alcohol y platos combinados.
6
tan siquiera
7 (México)
¿qué tan grande es? how big is it?; ¿qué tan grave está el enfermo? how ill is the patient?; ¿qué tan lejos? how far?
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