tijera

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The words "tijera" and "tijeras" can be used interchangeably in Spanish to refer to a single pair of scissors.
tijera(
tee
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heh
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rah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (tool)
a. scissors
Pásame unas tijeras para cortar la etiqueta de mi blusa, por favor.Hand me the scissors so I can cut the tag off my blouse, please.
Necesito comprar una tijera, una regla y unos plumones en la papelería.I need to buy scissors, a ruler, and some markers at the stationery store.
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tijera
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (en general)
a. scissors
2. (de jardinero, esquilador)
a. shears
unas tijeras(a pair of) scissors/shears
de tijerafolding
tijeras de podarsecateurs
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tijera
1 (also tijeras) scissors
plural
; (p)
(para jardín) shears
plural
; (p)
clippers
plural
; (p)
unas tijeras a pair of scissors; meter la tijera en algo to cut into sth; es un trabajo de tijera it's a scissors-and-paste job
tijeras de coser sewing scissors
tijeras de podar secateurs
tijeras para las uñas nail scissors
tijeras podadoras secateurs
2 [de bicicleta] fork
3
de tijera folding; silla de tijera (con respaldo) folding chair; (banqueta) folding stool; camp stool; escalera de tijera steps; step-ladder
(Latinoamérica) (Zoología) claw; pincer
5 (persona) gossip
ser una buena tijera tener buena tijera (chismoso) to be a great gossip; (mordaz) to have a sharp tongue; (criticón) be a scandalmonger
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