Translation of tan in Spanish:

tan

curtir, v.

Pronunciation /tæn//tan/

transitive verb

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    (hide/leather) curtir
    • 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.
    • The next day he taught us how to tan the skin, and make weapons and tools from the bones.
    • Over saturation curls the skin and tans the hide
    • Ostrich skins were tanned and made into boots, coats, wallets.
    • Variations of these methods are still used by do-it-yourself outdoorsmen to tan hides.
    • 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.
    • Aside from doing taxidermy he also tans crocodile hide using a 2500-year-old rainforest bark method.
    • Deer hides and small fur skins can be tanned at home through a variety of techniques.
    • If you do not plan to tan the hide immediately after skinning it, remove as much of the flesh, fat, membranous tissue as possible.
    • They also came from the odiferous chemicals used to tan animal hides into leather.
    • Or perhaps you require chemicals with which to tan leather?
    • 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.
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    (sun) poner moreno
    (sun) broncear
    (sun) tostar
    (sun) quemar Latin America
    • He has short brown hair, he's tanned and he has sky blue eyes, and everyone loves him.
    • She is tanned and curvy, with long, wavy, blonde hair.
    • She was more tanned, the southern sun brightening her skin.
    • 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.
    • The chiseled features had always been tanned deeply by the sun.
    • His hair was light brown, his skin tanned, and his body as healthy as could be.
    • He is tanned in appearance and has slightly long, dark hair.
    • It was a Japanese-American tanned girl with brown eyes, a red spaghetti strap dress with a yellow star and a wand.
    • The other man was tanned, about 5ft 10 in, with short brown hair, possibly with a pierced left eyebrow.
    • He was naturally tanned, had really dark brown hair and deep hazel eyes.
    • He's tanned, fit and blessed, with a full thatch of light-brown hair.
    • He was lightly tanned and the shade fit him perfectly.
    • Her younger and less tanned sister had her shoulder length brown hair braided.
    • 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.
    • She doesn't wear sunblock, and she's deeply tanned.
    • He was tanned from swimming in the outdoor pools.
    • Suddenly a fit, tanned surfer with a slouching hat appears with his dog between the palm trees welcoming the arriving guests.
    • He was tanned and his unruly hair hung just above his eyes.
  • 3tanned past participle

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

intransitive verb

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    (become suntanned)
    broncearse
    ponerse moreno
    quemarse Latin America
    to tan easily broncearse / ponerse moreno con facilidad
    • I don't tan yo no me pongo moreno
    • If you love the sun, you can tan with a Playboy bunny sticker near your bikini line.
    • Whether you're tanning on the beach or staying cool at the mall, these glosses will be perfect for subtle shine or a high powered sheen.
    • I don't burn either, which is nice, but even if I spend eight hours under the Mediterranean sun, I don't tan.
    • They were eligible for the study if they had very pale skin and on history were unable to tan despite exposure to sunlight.
    • In case you are thinking why there is a line above the gstring tanline, I was tanning with a rather high-waist normal bikini bottom at first.
    • If these critters are a problem I cover up, if not I wear shorts and short sleeve shirts with lots of P20 once a day sun filter, you will tan without burning.
    • She and I, we're lying on our towels, mostly talking but also kind of tanning, because she claims she's actually tanning and not burning for once.
    • Every day was sunny and, despite being blonde, I do tan.
    • They were in the pool drinking beer and the other girls were tanning.
    • For a fixed monthly price, you can tan as much as you want.
    • As I was tanning, some random guy came up and talked to me.
    • I don't tan easily, but all those days outdoors had weathered me, and given me restless nights suffering from sunburn.
    • She tipped her sunglasses and looked at me sternly from the pool deck where she was tanning.
    • She was lying on her back, trying to tan away the line from her shorts that she got during cheer practice.
    • As time passed, we realized that, unlike the others, I did not tan.
    • She doesn't tan easily; her skin is rather fair for someone who spends so much time outdoors.
    • They sat tanning for a while and gossiping about everything, but mostly the boys.
    • He had pale skin, but it was March, and even then I understood that people tanned in summer and lost color in winter.
    • People I know who go tanning, tan a lot, and they look tan all the time, even if it's, like, January.
    • They were tanning while relaxing in the warm bubbly Jacuzzi at Beaches Sandy Bay.

noun

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    (on skin)
    bronceado masculine
    moreno masculine Spain
    I've lost my tan se me ha ido el bronceado
    • to have a deep tan estar muy bronceado / moreno
    • I mean, I never did get that perfect tan, so unless I invest some hard hours in a tanning booth or something they will never be perfect summer legs.
    • Develop golden tans and honour requests for autographs.
    • ‘I didn't have any expectations,’ he says through a thick Malibu tan.
    • The holiday photographs show her apparently in the best of health, smiling on the balcony, her skin glowing with a tan.
    • Most important, I'd like something that does not make me look washed-out or in need of a tan.
    • Flawless skin and a radiant tan are key to complementing the clothing trends for spring and summer 2002.
    • I got a decent base tan without turning into a blistery tomato.
    • It is a busy time for vacation home rentals and theme parks alike, but also an excellent time to work on getting that gorgeous bronzed tan!
    • It was lovely, a nice green colour that would have brought out your tan.
    • The solution in the airbrush contains self-tanner, bronzer and a moisturizer, and results in a perfectly even all-over tan.
    • Her nails are short and not in the least scary, there is no electric tan, deathly blonde hair or sticky lipstick.
    • You get a half baked tan/sunburn due to being stooped over the shovel or work area, but the 95 degree heat helps sweat off the pounds.
    • Other salons across Scotland are now looking at the technology, which its manufacturers claim is safer than sunbeds and gives a more natural tan.
    • My eldest son's holiday reading was the brand new Harry Potter and, with his sun-streaked hair and mahogany tan, he looked like a local.
    • And to prove he is a country boy, there is the v-neck open shirt tan.
    • Later, he would grow a moustache and work on his tan, which is a deep, reddish-bronze colour.
    • She recently had her dark hair cut short and now wears it gamine and honey-coloured, which suits her clean bone structure and a light summer tan.
    • In the pages of every celebrity bible, there seemed to be no escape from her rich walnut tan, flashing diamond knuckledusters and distinctive gravelly features.
    • The colour from her tan had all but drained from her, her limbs were heavy and powerless, but she was by no means dead.
    • If you want the golden glow of a tan without exposure to damaging UV light, consider using sunless tanning products or bronzers.
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    (color)
    habano masculine
    • White wedding gowns are still red-hot, but more adventurous brides are bringing in more colour to their gowns, wearing dresses with a tan or beige or pink hue.
    • These would be pale tan or yellow shirts adorned with the name of one's employer or sponsor on the back.
    • Its offices, decorated in shades of pastel yellow and tan, looked perfectly professional - even stylish.
    • We were impressed by the counter itself, plated in copper, which played nicely to the general tan and dark wood colours dominating the room.
    • I'm convinced she got me addicted to girls with large eyes, hers a sparkling grey/blue nestled amongst long, light tan lashes.
    • His face bore no expression whatsoever, he took off his tan coloured sunglasses and revealed dark eyes underneath the lens.
    • Khaki, beige, tan, black, navy, and gray pants are the best options as these can be worn with pastel and neutral colors.
    • They were a tan beige color that was accented by the walls and the carpets with more tan and beige colours.
    • He is black and white in colour with a little tan on his face.
    • She was dressed in tan fishing overalls with a fishing hat, bulky black boots, and a pink T-shirt underneath.
    • Most yellow or tan types found in grocery and health-food stores are hard to digest and take forever to cook.
    • Reddish brown to yellowish tan, they partly cover themselves with sand or mud to disappear from the view of their unwary prey.
    • They were dressed in tan and gray short-sleeved uniforms, and they all bore holstered guns.
    • The overriding colours are natural hues of tan, brown and olive greens contrasted with a bright white base, to give a soft, earthy look.
    • Tim, to the uninitiated, may look just like many other tan coloured dogs but that would be an underestimation.
    • They are usually brown, but can vary in colour from light tan to black.
    • The puppies are both crossbred males, one is black and white and smooth-coated and the other is nearly all black with some tan colouring.
    • Available in baby blue and tan - at that price, you can afford both.
    • That tan dress was more than familiar; it was the most beautiful thing I had seen in a while.
    • I suggest rich colors such as burgundy, black, tan, beige, and dark brown.

adjective

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    (shoes/sweater) habano