tinge
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tinge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (slight color)
a. el matiz
(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).
She had brown hair with a tinge of blond.Tenía el pelo castaño con un matiz rubio.
b. el tinte
(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).
The wood the wardrobe was made of had a slight tinge of red.La madera con la que el ropero estaba hecho tenía un ligero tinte de rojo.
2. (trace)
a. el matiz
(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).
"You paid $200 for that?" said Kelly with a tinge of scorn.¿Pagaste $200 por eso?" dijo Kelly con un matiz de desdén.
b. el dejo
(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).
Juana wished me good luck, but not without a tinge of sadness in her voice.Juana me deseó buena suerte, pero no sin un dejo de tristeza en la voz.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to change color)
a. teñir
The blood of the fallen had tinged the river red.La sangre de los caídos había teñido el río de rojo.
b. matizar
The psychologist tinged the green color in her office to make it feel like a more peaceful place.La psicóloga matizó el color verde de su consultorio para hacer que se sintiera un lugar más tranquilo.
4. (to be characterized; used in passive voice)
a. teñir
The last act of the play was tinged with sorrow.El último acto de la obra estaba teñido de dolor.
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tinge
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of color, emotion)
a. el matiz
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tinged withcon un matiz de
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tinge [tɪndʒ]
noun
1 [of colour] tinte (m); matiz (m)
2 [of irony, sadness] deje (m); matiz (m)
a tinge of nostalgia cierta nostalgia; not without a tinge of regret no sin cierto arrepentimiento
transitive verb
1 teñir; matizar;with de
2 matizar;with de
pleasure tinged with sadness placer (m) matizado or no exento de tristeza
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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