- 1 1.1 (para la ropa) clothespin (AmE) clothes-peg (BrE) 1.2 (para el pelo) bobby pin (AmE) hairgrip (BrE) 1.3 (de un cangrejo) pincer 1.4 (en costura) dart un pantalón con pinzas pleated pants (AmE) o (BrE) trousers
- 2 tb pinzas 2.1 (para depilar) tweezers (pl) 2.2 (de cirujano) forceps (pl) 2.3 (para el hielo) tongs (pl) 2.4 (alicates) pliers (pl) tomar algo con pinzas (CS) to take sth with a pinch o (AmE) grain of salt tratar a algn con pinzas (CS, Méx) [familiar/colloquial] to treat sb with kid gloves
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...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.