towel
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towel(
tau
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uhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
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).
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).
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).
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.).
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).
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).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
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.).
3. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to towel oneself (dry)secarse (con la toalla)
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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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