Translation of tan in Spanish:


curtir, v.

Pronunciation: /tæn//tan/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (hide/leather) curtir
  • 2

    (sun) poner moreno
    (sun) broncear
    (sun) tostar
    (sun) quemar Latin America
  • 3

    (face/body) bronceado
    (body/face) moreno

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (become suntanned)
    ponerse moreno
    quemarse Latin America
    to tan easily broncearse / ponerse moreno con facilidad
    • I don't tan yo no me pongo moreno


  • 1

    (on skin)
    bronceado masculine
    moreno masculine Spain
    I've lost my tan se me ha ido el moreno
    • to have a deep tan estar muy bronceado / moreno
  • 2

    habano masculine


  • 1

    (sweater/shoes) habano
    • Ostrich skins were tanned and made into boots, coats, wallets.
    • If you do not plan to tan the hide immediately after skinning it, remove as much of the flesh, fat, membranous tissue as possible.
    • Variations of these methods are still used by do-it-yourself outdoorsmen to tan hides.
    • The next day he taught us how to tan the skin, and make weapons and tools from the bones.
    • As for the rabbit skins, we are tanning the hides to make decorator rugs for our home, using the recipe from another issue of the magazine.
    • Or perhaps you require chemicals with which to tan leather?
    • They also came from the odiferous chemicals used to tan animal hides into leather.
    • Deer hides and small fur skins can be tanned at home through a variety of techniques.
    • Aside from doing taxidermy he also tans crocodile hide using a 2500-year-old rainforest bark method.
    • Over saturation curls the skin and tans the hide
    • On the second night, after a long day spent scraping and stretching and tanning a deer skin, he asked me what I was hiding from.
    • It had fresco brick wall sides peaking upward as if inside a tent, there were tanned pelts of animal skins as tapestries on the wall.
    • His hair was light brown, his skin tanned, and his body as healthy as could be.
    • He was tanned from swimming in the outdoor pools.
    • He's tanned, fit and blessed, with a full thatch of light-brown hair.
    • She is tanned and curvy, with long, wavy, blonde hair.
    • He was lightly tanned and the shade fit him perfectly.
    • She doesn't wear sunblock, and she's deeply tanned.
    • She was more tanned, the southern sun brightening her skin.
    • The other man was tanned, about 5ft 10 in, with short brown hair, possibly with a pierced left eyebrow.
    • It was a Japanese-American tanned girl with brown eyes, a red spaghetti strap dress with a yellow star and a wand.
    • Photographs of him at the time show he had striking good looks - he was tanned, with a head of thick black hair, well-built and fit.
    • Her younger and less tanned sister had her shoulder length brown hair braided.
    • He is tanned in appearance and has slightly long, dark hair.
    • He was tanned and his unruly hair hung just above his eyes.
    • He was naturally tanned, had really dark brown hair and deep hazel eyes.
    • Suddenly a fit, tanned surfer with a slouching hat appears with his dog between the palm trees welcoming the arriving guests.
    • The chiseled features had always been tanned deeply by the sun.
    • He has short brown hair, he's tanned and he has sky blue eyes, and everyone loves him.
    • A few minutes later the door opened and a small, pretty tanned girl with straight brown hair walked in.
    • The children were tanned from free play in the sun.
    • She was deeply tanned from the desert, and her deep brown skin seemed almost black against the soft white linen.