thumbtack

thumbtack(
thuhm
-
tahk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (office supplies)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la tachuela
(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)
I used thumbtacks to put the posters on the bulletin board.Usé tachuelas para sujetar los carteles al tablón de anuncios.
The world map was attached to the wall with thumbtacks.El mapamundi estaba sujeto a la pared con tachuelas.
b. la chinche
(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)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I made a hole in the pinhole camera with a thumbtack.Hice un agujero en la cámara oscura con una chinche.
c. el chinche
(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).
(M)
I accidentally pricked my finger on a thumbtack.Por accidente, me pinché con un chinche.
d. la chincheta
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
These staples aren't doing me any good. Do you have any thumbtacks?Estas grapas no me sirven para nada. ¿Tienes algunas chinchetas?
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thumbtack
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la chincheta
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. el chinche
(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).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
thumbtack [ˈθʌmtæk]
noun
(US) chincheta (f); chinche (m) (f); (LAm)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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