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Pronunciation: /tæn/

Translation of tan in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-nn-)

  • 1.1 [leather/hide] curtir
    Example sentences
    • They also came from the odiferous chemicals used to tan animal hides into leather.
    • On the second night, after a long day spent scraping and stretching and tanning a deer skin, he asked me what I was hiding from.
    • The next day he taught us how to tan the skin, and make weapons and tools from the bones.
    1.2 [sun] poner* moreno, broncear, tostar*, quemar (Latin America/América Latina) 1.3
    (tanned past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [body/face] bronceado, moreno
    Example sentences
    • It was a Japanese-American tanned girl with brown eyes, a red spaghetti strap dress with a yellow star and a wand.
    • A few minutes later the door opened and a small, pretty tanned girl with straight brown hair walked in.
    • The chiseled features had always been tanned deeply by the sun.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-nn-)

  • (become suntanned) broncearse, ponerse* moreno, quemarse (Latin America/América Latina) to tan easily broncearse or ponerse* moreno con facilidad I don't tan yo no me pongo moreno
    Example sentences
    • He had pale skin, but it was March, and even then I understood that people tanned in summer and lost color in winter.
    • In case you are thinking why there is a line above the gstring tanline, I was tanning with a rather high-waist normal bikini bottom at first.
    • Whether you're tanning on the beach or staying cool at the mall, these glosses will be perfect for subtle shine or a high powered sheen.



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