#1  
Old January 09, 2009, 02:33 AM
DailyWord DailyWord is offline
Daily Word Posting Robot
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cyberspace
Posts: 578
DailyWord is on a distinguished road
Cabello

This is a discussion thread for the Daily Spanish Word for January 9, 2009

cabello - masculine noun (el) - hair. Look up cabello in the dictionary

El cabello no sólo es de adorno; también sirve para mantenernos calientes.
Hair is not only for looks; it also helps keep us warm.
__________________
Subscribe to the Daily Spanish Word here.
Reply With Quote
   
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
  #2  
Old January 09, 2009, 06:16 AM
Jessica's Avatar
Jessica Jessica is offline
...
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 8,187
Native Language: English, Chinese
Jessica is on a distinguished road
I got a haircut last week.
well anyways, I thought hair was "pelo"? I must be mistaken, but I remember that hair as we learned it was "pelo"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 09, 2009, 07:28 AM
Rusty's Avatar
Rusty Rusty is online now
Señor Speedy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 10,623
Native Language: American English
Rusty has a spectacular aura aboutRusty has a spectacular aura about
Both pelo and cabello are words for hair.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 09, 2009, 09:34 AM
Tomisimo's Avatar
Tomisimo Tomisimo is offline
Davidísimo
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North America
Posts: 5,565
Native Language: American English
Tomisimo will become famous soon enoughTomisimo will become famous soon enough
Pelo and cabello can and are used interchangeably to mean "hair" in general. However, "pelo" technically refers to one individual hair, while "cabello" refers to all the hairs on your head.
__________________
If you find something wrong with my Spanish, please correct it!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 09, 2009, 03:17 PM
Jessica's Avatar
Jessica Jessica is offline
...
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 8,187
Native Language: English, Chinese
Jessica is on a distinguished road
oh, ok. I learned something new today.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 09, 2009, 09:59 PM
lee ying's Avatar
lee ying lee ying is offline
Emerald
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: mexico city
Posts: 627
Native Language: spanish
lee ying is on a distinguished road
we can use three words : cabello, pelo and bello. each one has a meaning.
^_ ^ the last post has the answer and talking about bello we have bello in the arms. leg. in the body.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 09, 2009, 10:27 PM
CrOtALiTo's Avatar
CrOtALiTo CrOtALiTo is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mérida, Yucatán
Posts: 11,680
Native Language: I can understand Spanish and English
CrOtALiTo is on a distinguished road
Yes, Lee ying is right, we mostly the three chose on our country, but the word use for hair is more exclusive and sound better as Cabello.
__________________
We are building the most important dare for my life and my family feature now we are installing new services in telecoms.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 09, 2009, 11:38 PM
Rusty's Avatar
Rusty Rusty is online now
Señor Speedy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 10,623
Native Language: American English
Rusty has a spectacular aura aboutRusty has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by lee ying View Post
we can use three words : cabello, pelo and bello. each one has a meaning.
^_ ^ the last post has the answer and talking about bello we have bello in the arms. leg. in the body.
The correct spelling of the third word for hair is vello.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 16, 2009, 08:26 PM
Elaina's Avatar
Elaina Elaina is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,565
Native Language: English
Elaina will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomisimo View Post
Pelo and cabello can and are used interchangeably to mean "hair" in general. However, "pelo" technically refers to one individual hair, while "cabello" refers to all the hairs on your head.



Hmmmmmm
I've heard "pelo" and "cabello" used for all the hair on your head. I think you can use "un pelo" and "un cabello"......for individual ones.

BUT..............

I've also heard the following......

Pelo - although it means hair, should be used when referring to the hair of an animal, (not fur but hair) i.e el pelo del perro, el pelo de gato, etc.

Cabello - for human hair.

__________________
Elaina
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 16, 2009, 11:08 PM
CrOtALiTo's Avatar
CrOtALiTo CrOtALiTo is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mérida, Yucatán
Posts: 11,680
Native Language: I can understand Spanish and English
CrOtALiTo is on a distinguished road
Yes, you are right, the word hair at Spanish is translated as Cabello, and the same word hair is translated Pelo, but anyhow this word is simplified for the use of the word Pelo for the animals.
__________________
We are building the most important dare for my life and my family feature now we are installing new services in telecoms.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmark this thread at:

Tags
cabello, hair

 

Link to this thread
URL: 
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:02 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X