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botón -masculine noun (el), button. Look up botón in the dictionary

Los botónes se encuentran en todas partes- en la ropa, en las máquinas y en las páginas web.
Buttons are everywhere- on clothes, machines and web pages.
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Old June 06, 2008, 05:40 AM
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Algo relacionado a botón: La palabra zipper.
En el diccionario dice que la palabra es cremallera en español. Yo siempre
usé zipper. ¿Que es la palabra común para zipper?
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Old June 06, 2008, 05:44 AM
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In Spain we say cremallera.
An anecdote: When my eldest son was little he would call my husband when he went to the toilet and say: "Papá, límpiame el botón"...
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¿Le vas a decir a tu hijo lo que había escrito? Sabes que ahora esta pequeña historia se conoce en varios continentes. Ojalá que él tenga un buen sentido de humor como lo de su mamá
Please inform me if I wrote that last sentence correctly. I am trying to vary the way I express myself in Spanish. Thanks.
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Old June 06, 2008, 07:35 AM
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¿Le vas a decir a tu hijo lo que has escrito? Sabes que ahora esta pequeña historia se conoce en varios continentes. Ojalá que (él) tenga un buen sentido de humor como el de su mamá.
Just a couple of things, Poli. I told my son and he doesn't seem to mind.
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Good Morning:

Isn't the word botones also used to mean a hotel clerk? Or the employee that carries the luggage up to your hotel room?

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Yes, it is. A bellboy.
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En Centroamérica, se dicen cierre o zíper por cremallera. Jamás he oido cremallera antes de hoy.
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As Rusty says, cierre means zipper (among other things) in México.
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Another observation: I've noticed that Spanish speakers sometimes use botón for a knob that can be turned.
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