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yarn

Pronunciation: /jɑːrn; jɑːn/

Translation of yarn in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 u and c (thread) hilo (masculine)
    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/numerable (tale) [colloquial/familiar] historia (feminine) 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/verbo intransitivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] inventar historias

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