In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
feminine plural noun
1(para cortar papel, tela, etc) scissors(para las uñas) nail scissors(para el césped) shearsunas tijeras nuevas — a new pair of scissors / some new scissors
- echó / metió (la) tijera y en cinco minutos me cortó una falda — she started snipping away and in five minutes she'd cut me out a skirt
- darle a la tijera — to bitch
- estar cortados por la misma tijera — to be cut from the same cloth
- de tijeras — folding
- escalera de tijeras — stepladder
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