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Spanish translation of “nail”

nail

noun /neil/
a piece of horn-like substance which grows over the ends of the fingers and toes to protect them
uña
I’ve broken my nail toenails Don’t bite your fingernails.
a thin pointed piece of metal used to fasten pieces of wood etc together
clavo
He hammered a nail into the wall and hung a picture on it.
nailbrush noun a small brush used for cleaning one’s nails.
cepillo de uñas
nail file noun a small instrument with a rough surface, used for smoothing or shaping the edges of one’s finger-nails.
lima de uñas
nail polish noun ( nail varnish) a substance used to colour/color and/or varnish one’s nails
esmalte de uñas
pink/red nail polish.
nail scissors noun plural scissors for trimming one’s nails
tijeras para las uñas
a pair of nail scissors.
hit the nail on the head to be absolutely accurate (in one’s description of something or someone, in an estimate of something etc)
dar en el clavo
She hit the nail on the head when she said that the government’s main priority should be to deal with youth unemployment.
(Definition of nail from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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