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American English: /jɑrn/
British English: /jɑːn/

Translation of yarn in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (thread)
    Example sentences
    • There was a guy in there showing a girl how to spin yarn using a spindle.
    • Typically, American stocking factories spun their own wool into yarn or thread.
    • Older women continue to weave long, colorful sashes with red wool yarn on a white cotton background.
  • 2 countable (tale) [colloquial] to spin a yarn
    inventar una historia
    he spun me a yarn about having missed the train
    me salió con la excusa de que había perdido el tren
    Example sentences
    • The open fire is a focal point around which many yarns are spun and stories told.
    • The detective yarn is one of the most formally defined modes of storytelling.
    • It's a treat and guaranteed to having you curling up in laughter at some of the yarns and stories from times past.

intransitive verb

  • [colloquial]
    inventar historias
    Example sentences
    • The interview has come to a close yet Clarke seems quite content to yarn.
    • And that's precisely the reason old people love to yarn and natter with youngsters.
    • Eventually all settled down to a well-cooked meal, then yarning and laughter.
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