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American English: /tæn/
British English: /tan/

Translation of tan in Spanish:

transitive verb present participle tanning past tense, past participle tanned

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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 present participle tanning past tense, past participle tanned

  • (become suntanned)
    ponerse moreno
    quemarse (Latin America)
    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.


  • 1 (on skin)
    moreno (masculine) (esp Spain)
    I've lost my tan
    se me ha ido el bronceado or (esp Spain) el moreno
    to have a deep tan
    estar muy bronceado or moreno
    Example sentences
    • If you want the golden glow of a tan without exposure to damaging UV light, consider using sunless tanning products or bronzers.
    • Develop golden tans and honour requests for autographs.
    • Flawless skin and a radiant tan are key to complementing the clothing trends for spring and summer 2002.
  • 2 (color)
    Example sentences
    • The puppies are both crossbred males, one is black and white and smooth-coated and the other is nearly all black with some tan colouring.
    • They are usually brown, but can vary in colour from light tan to black.
    • She was dressed in tan fishing overalls with a fishing hat, bulky black boots, and a pink T-shirt underneath.


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