varnish
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varnish(
var
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nihsh
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for wood)
a. el barniz
(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).
Always use a good quality brush to apply the varnish to the wood.Utilice siempre una brocha de buena calidad para aplicar el barniz a la madera.
2. (for nails)
a. el esmalte
(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).
Her nails were painted with a bright pink varnish.Se había pintado las uñas con un esmalte de color rosa fuerte.
b. la laca
(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).
She applied the varnish slowly and carefully to each nail.Aplicó la laca lentamente y con cuidado a cada uña.
3. (appearance)
a. el barniz
(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).
These measures do not imply major changes. They simply give a varnish of respectability to the situation.Estas medidas no implican grandes cambios. Simplemente dan un barniz de respetabilidad a la situación.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to apply varnish to)
a. barnizar (wood)
Furniture often looks slightly darker when you varnish it.Los muebles a menudo parecen más oscuros cuando se barnizan.
b. pintar (nails)
She varnished her nails before she went out.Se pintó las uñas antes de salir.
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varnish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for wood, oil painting)
a. el barniz
(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).
2. (for nails) (United Kingdom)
a. el esmalte (de uñas)
(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.).
3. (wood)
a. barnizar
to varnish one's nailsdarse esmalte en las uñas
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varnish [ˈvɑːnɪʃ]
noun
(for wood) barniz (m); (for nails) esmalte (m) (para las uñas); laca (f) (para las uñas); barniz (m); apariencia (f)
those who aspired to become civil servants acquired a varnish of university education
transitive verb
[+wood] barnizar; [+nails] pintar; laquear;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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