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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (footwear)
a. slipper (for the house)
En cuanto llegue a casa me pongo el pijama y las zapatillas.As soon as I get home I put on my pajamas and my slippers.
2. (sports)
a. sneaker
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
No puedo ir al gimnasio porque no encuentro una de mis zapatillas.I can't go to the gym because I can't find one of my sneakers.
b. trainer (United Kingdom)
Estas zapatillas son para correr.These trainers are for running.
c. training shoe (United Kingdom)
Me compré unas zapatillas nuevas para jugar al tenis.I bought a new pair of training shoes for tennis.
3. (dance footwear)
a. shoe
Las zapatillas de ballet ya no le quedan.Her ballet shoes don't fit anymore.
4. (elegant footwear)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. high-heeled shoe
Necesitas usar zapatillas con ese vestido largo.You need high-heeled shoes with that long dress.
5. (plumbing part)
a. washer
Hay que cambiar la zapatilla del grifo porque hay una fuga.We have to replace the faucet washer because there's a leak.
6. (in a musical instrument)
a. pad
Se soltó una de las zapatillas del clarinete.One of the pads on the clarinet came off.
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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. (de baile)
a. shoe, pump
2. (de estar en casa)
a. slipper
3. (de deporte)
a. sports shoe
b. trainer (United Kingdom)
c. sneaker
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
zapatillas de lonacanvas shoes
4. (de tacón)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. high-heeled shoe
5. (de grifo)
a. washer
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1 (para casa) slipper; (Dep) training shoe
[ponerse en] zapatillas El gusanillo en el estómago lo tienes siempre. Luego cuando se enciende el piloto rojo te olvidas de todo y [te pones en zapatillas.]
zapatillas de ballet ballet shoes
zapatillas de clavos running shoes; spikes
zapatillas de deporte sports shoes; trainers; sneakers; (EEUU)
zapatillas de tenis tennis shoes
2 (Mecánica) washer
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