Translation of "nail" - English-Spanish dictionary

nail

noun uk /neɪl/ us /neɪl/

a thin piece of metal with a sharp end, used to join pieces of wood together

clavo
a hammer and nails

the hard part at the end of your fingers and toes

uña
She bites / her nails.

(Translation of “nail” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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.

(Translation of “nail” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)