Translation of hair in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /her; heə(r)/


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (on human head) pelo (masculine), cabello (masculine) [formal o liter] 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? ¿quién te peina?, ¿a qué peluquería vas? to lose one's hair perder* el pelo he's losing his hair se le está cayendo el pelo, 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 sb's hair [colloquial/familiar] molestar a algn to get/keep out of sb's hair [colloquial/familiar] 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/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] ¡no te sulfures! [colloquial/familiar] to let one's hair down (relax) soltarse* la melena [colloquial/familiar] (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 sb's hair curl [colloquial/familiar] ponerle* los pelos de punta a algn [colloquial/familiar] to make sb's hair stand on end [colloquial/familiar] ponerle* los pelos de punta a algn [colloquial/familiar] to tear one's hair (out) [colloquial/familiar] subirse por las paredes [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) [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 rizador (masculine) de pelo, rulo m, bigudí (masculine), rulero (masculine) (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) , marrón (masculine) (Colombia) , chino (masculine) (Mexico/México) , tubo (masculine) (Chile) (Mexico/México) hair restorer loción (feminine) para la calvicie hair transplant transplante (masculine) capilar
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    • 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/no numerable 2.1 (on human body) vello (masculine) a cream to remove unwanted hair una crema para eliminar el vello superfluo (before noun/delante del nombre) hair remover depilatorio (masculine) 2.2 (on animal, plant) pelo (masculine)
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    • 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.
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    • 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/numerable (single strand) pelo (masculine) 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 sb's head no tocarle* un pelo a algn 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/familiar] to put hairs on sb's chest [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] dejar a algn como nuevo [colloquial/familiar] go on, drink it; it'll put hairs on your chest anda, bébetelo; verás como te sientes como nuevo [colloquial/familiar] to split hairs buscarle* tres or cinco pies al gato, hilar demasiado fino see also hair's breadth

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