Translation of plaster in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈplæstər; ˈplɑːstə(r)/


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 [Constr] (powder, mixture) yeso (masculine); (on walls) revoque (masculine), enlucido (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • This demolition exposed ‘stripes’ of structure throughout the existing plaster walls and ceilings.
    • If you are nailing over a lath and plaster ceiling, longer nails may be needed.
    • The nature of their decoration, whether by painted plaster on walls or ceilings, or by tessellated and mosaic floors, compares well with that from the countryside.
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    • Mother had inadvertently used plaster of Paris instead of flour.
    • Mix dry plaster of Paris with water until you have a thick, pudding-like consistency.
    • I watch her sifting plaster of Paris through her fingers as she sprinkles it slowly onto limp water.
    1.2plaster (of Paris) [Art/Arte] [Medicine/Medicina] yeso (masculine), escayola (feminine) (Spain/España) to have one's leg in plaster tener* la pierna enyesada or (in Spain also/en España también) escayolada to put sb's arm in plaster enyesarle or (in Spain also/en España también) escayolarle el brazo a algn
  • 2 countable/numerable
    (sticking plaster)
    (British English/inglés británico) Band-Aid

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 2.1 (cover) they plastered the wall with posters cubrieron or empapelaron la pared de afiches she plastered herself with make-up se pintarrajeó toda 2.2 (smear) embadurnar
  • 3 (defeat) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], darle* una paliza a [colloquial/familiar] we really plastered them les dimos una buena paliza

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In Spain, pinchos are small portions of food, often on a cocktail stick, eaten in a bar or cafe. Often free, they are similar to tapas, but much smaller. There are pinchos of many foods, including Spanish omelet, ham, sausage, and anchovy.