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listón - masculine noun (el) - ribbon. Look up listón in the dictionary

Si vas a envolver un regalo de cumpleaños, una de las cosas que necesitarás es listón.
If you're going to wrap a birthday present, one of the things you'll need is ribbon.
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Old August 04, 2008, 07:10 AM
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In Central America a ribbon is una cinta.
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Old August 04, 2008, 07:36 AM
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Would the word tape also be cinta?

For example, measuring tape = cinta de medir

Shoelaces = cintas

But the word listón would only be ribbon? Right?

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Both tape and ribbon share the same word (cinta) in Central America.
I believe listón is only used in Mexico and there it only means ribbon. They use cinta for tape, as far as I've heard.
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Old August 04, 2008, 09:20 AM
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Which brings me to the same situation I was writing about in another forum...

Is it........

cinta de medir

or

cinta para medir

Does it matter? Please respond to my post under "Vocabulary" titled...
de -vs- para
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Elaina,
I use metro for measure tape and cordones for shoe laces.
A ribbon is una cinta and a bow un lazo.
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Moño = bow........in México at least....

¡Haz un moño con ese listón y póntelo en el cabello, te verás linda!

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Moño = bow........in México at least....

¡Haz un moño con ese listón y póntelo en el cabello, te verás linda!

This is so much fun. Here goes my version:
¡ Haz un lazo con esa cinta y póntelo en el pelo, estarás muy guapa!
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Elaina,
I use metro for measure tape and cordones for shoe laces.
A ribbon is una cinta and a bow un lazo.
In Mexico shoe laces are agujetas and if you ask for lazo, they'll ask how much rope you want.

Also, tape is cinta in general, but they use other specific words too:

diurex = scotch tape / clear tape
masking / cinta masking = masking tape
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Which brings me to the same situation I was writing about in another forum...

Is it........

cinta de medir

or

cinta para medir

Does it matter? Please respond to my post under "Vocabulary" titled...
de -vs- para
It's the same... Don't get confused because of this...
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