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Pronunciation: /ˈplæstɪk/

Translation of plastic in Spanish:


  • 1.1 u and c (substance) plástico (masculine) it is made of plastic es de plástico (before noun/delante del nombre) [chair/cup/bag] de plástico plastic card tarjeta (feminine) de plástico plastic mac (British English/inglés británico) impermeable (masculine), chubasquero (masculine) plastic money [Finance] [colloquial/familiar] dinero (masculine) de plástico [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • Most plastics, varnishes and packaging foams are made from chemicals derived from petroleum.
    • Do not put either glass or plastic in hot water; they may crack, especially if cold.
    • Protect your furniture and carpet by laying down plastic, then newspaper.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (credit cards) [colloquial/familiar] plástico (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], tarjetas (feminine plural) de crédito let's pay by plastic paguemos con tarjeta
    Example sentences
    • Swapping your expensive plastic for a credit card that charges no interest on balance transfers and purchases for up to nine months.
    • Check out the fantastic plastic in our Credit Card centre.
    • The number of credit and store cards has doubled to 74 million, which means that every adult holds two pieces of credit plastic in his or her wallet.


  • 1 (bland, artificial) [pejorative/peyorativo] [smile/people] de plástico [pejorative/peyorativo]

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