plaster

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plaster(
plahs
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tuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (construction)
a. el yeso
(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)
(before mixing)
Put the plaster in a bowl and add water little by little.Pon el yeso en un recipiente y agrega agua poco a poco.
b. el enlucido
(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)
(on walls or ceiling)
We had to take the plaster off the ceiling to find out where the leak was coming from.Tuvimos que quitar el enlucido del techo para ver por dónde entraba el agua.
c. el revoque
(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)
You need the right tool to get a smooth finish on plaster.Necesitas la herramienta apropiada para conseguir un acabado liso del revoque.
2. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I've had my leg in plaster all summer which has been unbearable.Llevo todo el verano con la pierna enyesada que ha sido insoportable.
We'll need to put your arm in plaster, I'm afraid.Me temo que tendremos que escayolarte el brazo.
3. (art)
a. la escayola
(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)
You need to wait for the plaster to dry fully before painting the masks.Hay que dejar que la escayola seque del todo antes de pintar las máscaras.
4. (medicine) (United Kingdom)
a. la curita
(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 cut my finger, but I didn't have any plasters in the house.Me corté el dedo, pero no tenía curitas en casa.
b. la tirita
(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)
Let me put a plaster on that knee.Deja que te ponga una tirita en esa rodilla.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (construction)
a. enyesar
You will need to plaster the walls before you can put up wallpaper.Hará falta enyesar las paredes antes de que puedas empapelarlas.
b. enlucir
There are loads of online tutorials on how to plaster walls.Hay un montón de tutoriales en línea sobre cómo enlucir paredes.
c. revocar
The walls and ceiling of the room had been plastered and painted.Habían revocado y pintado las paredes y el techo de la habitación.
6. (to cover)
a. cubrir
The windshield was plastered with wet leaves.El parabrisas estaba cubierto de hojas mojadas.
b. llenar
The students had plastered the walls with posters of Marx and Lenin.Los estudiantes habían llenado las paredes con afiches de Marx y Lenin.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to defeat)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. dar una paliza a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The Patriots plastered the Texans yesterday.Ayer los Patriots dieron una buena paliza a los Texans.
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plaster
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on wall)
a. el yeso
(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)
plaster of Parisescayola f
to put a leg in plasterescayolar una pierna
plaster castescayola
(sticking) plastertirita curita f
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (wall)
a. enyesar, enlucir
3. (cover)
a. cubrir
plastered with mudembarrado(a), cubierto(a) de barro
his name was plastered over the front pagessu nombre aparecía en los titulares or
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plaster [ˈplɑːstəʳ]
noun
1 (Constr) yeso (m); (layer on wall) enlucido (m)
2 (Med) (for broken limb) escayola (f); yeso (m); (LAm)
with his leg in plaster con la pierna escayolada or enyesada; (LAm)
3 (Britain) (sticking plaster) esparadrapo (m); tirita (f); curita (f); (LAm)
4
plaster of Paris yeso (m) mate
transitive verb
1 (Constr) enyesar; [+wall] enyesar; enlucir
to plaster over a hole llenar or tapar un hoyo con yeso
2 (cover) cubrir; llenar
to plaster a wall with posters cubrir or llenar una pared de carteles; the children came back plastered with mud los niños volvieron cubiertos de lodo
3 (stick) pegar
to plaster posters on a wall pegar carteles en una pared; the story was plastered all over the front page el reportaje llenaba toda la primera plana
4 dar una paliza a (informal)
modifier
[+model, statue] de yeso
plaster cast (n) (Med) escayola (f); enyesado (m); (LAm) (model, statue) vaciado (m) de yeso
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