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hair
American English: /hɛr/
British English: /hɛː/

Translation of hair in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable (on human head) to have short/brown hair
    tener el pelo corto/castaño
    a girl with long hair
    una chica de pelo largo
    a good head of hair
    una buena cabellera
    una buena mata de pelo
    to have o get one's hair cut
    cortarse el pelo
    get your hair cut
    ve a cortarte or a que te corten el pelo
    to do one's hair
    arreglarse el pelo
    peinarse
    to have one's hair done
    peinarse
    (en la peluquería)
    who does your hair?
    ¿a qué peluquería vas?
    to lose one's hair
    perder el pelo
    he's losing his hair
    está perdiendo el pelo
    his hair is getting very thin
    se está quedando calvo
    to have o wear one's hair down/up
    llevar el pelo suelto/recogido
    to get in somebody's hair [colloquial]
    molestar a alguien
    to get/keep out of somebody's hair [colloquial]take the kids and get them out of my hair for a while
    llévate a los niños y así me los quitas de encima un rato
    I wish he'd keep out of my hair
    ¿por qué no me dejará en paz?
    keep your hair on! (British English) [colloquial]
    ¡no te sulfures! [colloquial]
    to let one's hair down
    (lit)
    soltarse el pelo
    go on, let your hair down, and come out for a drink!
    ¡vamos, suéltate la melena y vente a tomar una copa!
    to make somebody's hair curl [colloquial]
    ponerle los pelos de punta a alguien [colloquial]
    to make somebody's hair stand on end [colloquial]
    ponerle los pelos de punta a alguien [colloquial]
    to tear one's hair (out) [colloquial]
    subirse por las paredes [colloquial]
    (before noun) (gel/lacquer/oil)
    para el pelo
    I have a hair appointment
    tengo hora en la peluquería
    hair cream
    crema (feminine) para el pelo
    hair curler hair restorer
    loción (feminine) para la calvicie
    hair transplant
    transplante (masculine) capilar
    Example sentences
    • Jessica is tanned and has shoulder-length brown hair while Holly is fair and has blonde hair.
    • The second man was white, between 40 to 45 years old, with grey shoulder length hair and a beard.
    • Her shoulder length hair had grown down to her back and gone from straight to curly.
  • 2 uncountable 2.1 (on human body) a cream to remove unwanted hair
    una crema para eliminar el vello superfluo
    (before noun) hair remover
    2.2 (on animal, plant)
    Example sentences
    • The oils are rapidly absorbed through skin although the hair on animal skin makes it difficult to apply them.
    • A thick white coat of hollow hairs provides good insulation from the arctic climate.
    • There was a man at the bus stop with a mole this morning - the kind of mole that grows thick black hairs.
    Example sentences
    • The cuticular hairs formed by epidermal cells are not the only examples of cellular projections found in Drosophila.
    • Plastid morphogenesis in trichome hair cells from the stem and petiole of tomato plants.
    • The leaf surfaces of almost all plant species possess specialized epidermal cell types that form hairs or trichomes.
  • 3 countable (single strand) he arrived with not a hair out of place
    llegó impecable
    a o the hair of the dog (that bit you)feeling hung over? try a hair of the dog
    ¿que tienes resaca? pues tómate otra que así se cura
    not to harm a hair of somebody's head
    no tocarle un pelo a alguien
    if you harm a hair of her head, I'll kill you
    como le toques un pelo, te mato
    not to turn a hair
    no inmutarse
    quedarse como si nada or como si tal [colloquial]
    to put hairs on somebody's chest [colloquial] [humorous]
    dejar a alguien como nuevo [colloquial]
    go on, drink it; it'll put hairs on your chest
    anda, bébetelo; verás como te sientes como nuevo [colloquial]
    to split hairs
    buscarle tres or cinco pies al gato
    hilar demasiado fino
    see also hair's breadth

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