comb
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comb(
kom
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (hair-grooming tool)
a. el peine
(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).
Can you lend me a comb?¿Me prestas un peine?
b. la peinilla
(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).
One of the teeth on this comb broke.Se rompió uno de los dientes de esta peinilla.
2. (hair ornament)
a. la peineta
(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).
I'll fix the veil with my grandmother's comb.Sujetaré el velo con la peineta de mi abuela.
3. (act of combing)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
How about giving yourself a comb before you go out?¿Qué tal si te pasas un peine antes de salir?
I think your hair needs a comb.Creo que deberías peinarte.
4. (textiles tool)
a. la carda
(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).
This combs helps disentangle the cotton fibers that are used for making cloth.Esta carda ayuda a desenredar las fibras del algodón que se utilizan para fabricar tela.
5. (animal anatomy)
a. la cresta
(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).
The rooster's comb was a bright red color.La cresta del gallo tenía un color rojo brillante.
6. (part of beehive)
a. el panal
(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).
Have you taken the combs out of the hives?¿Has sacado los panales de las colmenas?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to pass a comb through)
a. peinar
Elena combed her sister's hair every morning.Elena peinaba a su hermana todas las mañanas.
b. peinarse
The princess combed her hair with a silver comb.La princesa se peinó con un peine de plata.
8. (textiles)
a. cardar
You should comb the wool before spinning it.Deberías cardar la lana antes de hilarla.
9. (to search)
a. peinar
The police combed the area for evidence.La policía peinó la zona en busca de pruebas.
b. rastrear
The couple combed the house, but they didn't find the lost ring.La pareja rastreó la casa, pero no encontraron el anillo perdido.
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comb
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for hair)
a. el peine
(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).
to run a comb through one's hair, to give one's hair a combpeinarse
2. (of cock)
a. la cresta
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (hair)
a. peinar
to comb one's hairpeinarse
4. (search; area, town)
a. peinar, rastrear minuciosamente
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comb [kəʊm]
noun
1 (for hair) peine (m); (ornamental) peineta (f); (for horse) almohaza (f)
to run a comb through one's hair peinarse; pasarse un peine
2 [of fowl] cresta (f)
3 (honeycomb) panal (m)
4 (Téc) carda (f)
transitive verb
1 [+hair] peinar
to comb one's hair peinarse
2 (search) [+countryside] registrar a fondo; peinar
we've been combing the town for you te hemos buscado por toda la ciudad
3 (Téc) [+wool] cardar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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