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hilo -masculine noun (el), thread, yarn, wire, line, floss. Look up hilo in the dictionary

Puedes coser el botón a tu camisa con esta aguja e hilo.
You can sew the button onto your shirt with this needle and thread.
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Old May 19, 2008, 05:14 AM
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You can also use it in a sentence such as the following:
A veces me cuesta seguir el hilo de lo que dice.
And you have the verb:hilar.
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Old May 19, 2008, 07:09 AM
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  • Al hilo de lo que dice Iris...
  • He perdido el hilo de la conversación...
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Y has repetido mi ejemplo. A ver si estamos al loro...
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Old May 19, 2008, 07:27 AM
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A couple more related vocabulary items:

ensartar, enhebrar = to thread (insert the thread in the needle)
hilo dental = dental floss
deshilachar = to unravel, to pull the threads out of, to fray
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Old May 19, 2008, 07:35 AM
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Y has repetido mi ejemplo. A ver si estamos al loro...
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A veces me cuesta seguir el hilo de lo que dice.
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Al hilo de lo que dice Iris...
He perdido el hilo de la conversación...
Querida Iris, tu ejemplo es seguir el hilo; el mío es perderlo.
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Old May 19, 2008, 07:40 AM
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