Translation of skin in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable (of person) I can't wear wool next to my skinshe has good/bad skinno puedo soportar la lana en contacto con la pielhis dark skintiene muy buen/mal cutisthey're sisters under the skinsu tez or piel oscurahe really gets inside the skin of his charactersen el fondo son muy parecidasby the skin of one's teeth she caught the plane by the skin of her teethse identifica totalmente con sus personajesit's no skin off my noseno perdió el avión por un pelo or por los pelos [colloquial]it's no skin off her nose o back if you don't see a doctora mí me trae sin cuidado¿a mí qué me importa?to be all skin and bonesno es ella la que se perjudica si tú no vas al médicoto get under somebody's skin [colloquial]estar en los huesosto have a thick skincrisparle los nervios a alguiensacar a alguien de quicioto have a thin skinser insensible a las críticasto have somebody under one's skin [colloquial]ser muy susceptible a las críticasto give somebody some skin (American English)estar loco por alguien [colloquial]to jump o leap o be frightened out of one's skinI nearly jumped out of my skin when …chocar las manos con alguien(para celebrar)casi me muero del susto cuando …me llevé tremendo susto cuando … [colloquial](before noun) (cream)para la piel(disease)skin carede la pielskin woundcuidado (masculine) de la piel or del cutis→ save1 1 1 1 1.2 uncountable and countable (of animal, bird, fish)herida (feminine) superficialExample sentences
Example sentences1.3 uncountable and countable (of tomatoes, plums)
- Typical teen problems like zits had not touched his flawless pale skin.
- His lightly muscled tanned bare skin glistened in the sun and he felt very much like an article on display.
- The light never touched his soft, tan skin.
Example sentences1.4 uncountable and countable (of sausage)
- The Inuit made all their clothing from various animal skins and hides.
- The Sun Dance ceremony practised by Plains Indians required the skins of dead animals in order to glorify the spirit of the wolf.
- He doffed his cap, also made from the skin of a dead animal - I later learned it was a raccoon.
Example sentences1.5 uncountable (on milk, custard)
- Wheat bran and the skins of fruits and vegetables are sources of insoluble fiber.
- Peel the skin from the roast pepper halves and cut the stem off the aubergine halves.
- Simply peel away the outer skin of the kiwi and place in a hard-cooked egg slicer.
(on paint)capa (feminine) duraExample sentences
- In developing countries gut skins dominate the sausage market.
- Then, I imagine, it is pumped into sausage skins and served in a bun smothered in ketchup and mustard.
- It is a pudding in the old sense of something enclosed in a sausage skin.
- Meanwhile, thick layers of slate-colored skins began covering their exposed muscles.
- Islam is just the outer skin of an onion covering animism, Hinduism and other ancient mysteries.
- The distinctive bumpy skins are used to cover up wounds and to protect them from infection while they heal.
- To make matters worse, spinach was often on the menu and there was a skin on the milk they served for breakfast.
- It is chilly enough that where the water is calm a skin of ice has formed.
- Air must be excluded from the can by a tight-fitting lid, or a skin can form in the can.
- 2 uncountable (of vehicle, plane, ship, building)Example sentences
- The hole in the floor was covered with a sliding panel flush with the aircraft's skin.
- With the wing structure complete, the wings were then covered with aircraft grade mahogany skin.
- The longerons were good and did not need replacement but we did replace some skins on the lower fuselage.
- 3 countable (for water, wine)Example sentences
- He instead took the job of filling their water skins.
- He had finished washing his knife and had started filling up their water skins for the night.
- The water skin filled, quickly, and out of the top a stream of water burst out.
- 5 countable (Computing)Example sentences
- They swapped modding techniques and hundreds of custom skins over the website message board.
- The white console is customisable too, with the ability to swap everything from the console's faceplate to the skins on the software interface.
- For example, will it be possible to use custom skins or will you release tools to allow users to build custom levels?
transitive verb -nn-
- 1.1 to skin somebody aliveskin the tomatoesdesollar vivo a alguienarrancarle la piel a tiras a alguien1.2 (scrape)quíteles la piel a los tomatespele los tomatesExample sentences
- I'm thinking about skinning my knee, getting rug burns or ‘Indian’ burns, things like that.
- If you fell and skinned your knee or caught a cold, it was because God had seen you do something wrong.
- I, however, did seriously skin both my knees and so completely stuff myself it took about 2 hours to recover.
- Cows are still skinned and dismembered alive, and pigs are still scalded to death, just like chickens are.
- He is shown feeding the sheep and skinning a rabbit.
- Then, when he had finished, he got Zi to help him skin the deer and preserve the meat, in case they ever ran out of food.
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