towel

towel(
tau
-
uhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (for drying)
a. la toalla
(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)
He dried the baby with a soft towel.Secó la bebé con una toalla suave.
b. el paño
(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)
They dried the car with a towel.Secaron el coche con un paño.
c. el trapo
(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)
They dried the dishes in the kitchen with a towel.Secaron los trastes de la cocina con un trapo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (drying with a towel)
a. secar
Rafael toweled his hair dry after swimming.Rafael secó su cabello después de nadar.
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towel
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la toalla
(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)
2. (fig)
a.
to throw in the toweltirar la toalla
bartoallero m
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
to towel oneself (dry)secarse (con la toalla)
towel [ˈtaʊəl]
noun
(for body) toalla (f); (for hands) paño (m); toalla (f)
to throw in the towel darse por vencido
transitive verb
frotar con toalla
to towel sth/sb dry secar algo/a algn con toalla
modifier
towel rack towel rail (n) toallero (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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