Translation of hair in Spanish:

hair

Pronunciation: /her; heə(r)/

n

  • 1 u (on human head) pelo (m), cabello (m) [frml 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! (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ¡no te sulfures! [familiar/colloquial] to let one's hair down (relax) soltarse* la melena [familiar/colloquial] (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 [familiar/colloquial] to make sb's hair stand on end [colloquial/familiar] ponerle* los pelos de punta a algn [familiar/colloquial] to tear one's hair (out) [colloquial/familiar] subirse por las paredes [familiar/colloquial] (before n) [gel/lacquer/oil] para el pelo I have a hair appointment tengo hora en la peluquería hair cream crema (f) para el pelo hair curler rizador (m) de pelo, rulo m, bigudí (m), rulero (m) (RPl) , marrón (m) (Col) , chino (m) (Méx) , tubo (m) (Chi, Méx) hair restorer loción (f) para la calvicie hair transplant transplante (m) 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 u 2.1 (on human body) vello (m) a cream to remove unwanted hair una crema para eliminar el vello superfluo (before n) hair remover depilatorio (m) 2.2 (on animal, plant) pelo (m)
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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 c (single strand) pelo (m) 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 [familiar/colloquial] to put hairs on sb's chest [colloq & hum] dejar a algn como nuevo [familiar/colloquial] go on, drink it; it'll put hairs on your chest anda, bébetelo; verás como te sientes como nuevo [familiar/colloquial] to split hairs buscarle* tres or cinco pies al gato, hilar demasiado fino see also hair's breadth

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