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trenza -feminine noun (la), braid. Look up trenza in the dictionary

Le hice trenzas a mi hija y se ve muy bonita.
I braided my daughter's hair and she looks very nice.
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Old June 19, 2008, 03:23 AM
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Another word for braid is plait, is it only British?
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Old June 19, 2008, 05:32 AM
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Plait is certainly not used in the USA, Rapunzel. Braid, yes. Plait, no.
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Pleats (aka plaits) are folds in cloth, specifically in skirts or dresses.
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Another word for braid is plait, is it only British?
They´re not exactly the same thing,


plaited or weaved hair



braids,

I think Americans say weave instead of plait.
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In my family older African Americans refer to braids as plaits, but I've only heard it used in the southern states (USA).
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It's used that way in England too.
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