- 1 1.1 [melena/flequillo] (con un peine) to comb; (con un cepillo) to brush ven aquí que te peine come here and let me comb/brush your hair o/or [familiar/colloquial] do your hair 1.2 [peluquero] ¿quién te peina? who does your hair?
- 3 [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] [policía] to comb la policía peinó la zona the police combed the area o/or carried out a thorough search of the area
peinarse v pron
- 1.1 (reflexivo/reflexive) (con un peine) to comb one's hair; (con un cepillo) to brush one's hair no he tenido tiempo de peinarme I haven't had time to comb/brush my hair o/or [familiar/colloquial] do my hair 1.2 [melena/flequillo] to comb ¡péinate esas greñas! comb that mop! [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (causativo/causative) to have one's hair done siempre me peino en la misma peluquería I always have my hair done at the same salon
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.