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arete - masculine noun (el) - earring. Look up arete in the dictionary

¿Cuántos aretes usas en cada oreja?
How many earrings do you wear in each ear?
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Old August 26, 2008, 04:17 AM
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I usually use "pendiente". I have heard "arete", but seldom. More for an ox-nosering.

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Old August 26, 2008, 08:04 AM
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Hmmm, an ox nose ring? Wow. Now I will have that image in mind every time I say arete (which is fairly often...).

I have also heard "pantallas" for earring.

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I usually use "pendiente". I have heard "arete", but seldom. More for an ox-nosering.

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Debe ser otra vez una diferencia entre España y Las Américas. En México usan arete y no pendiente. También las arracadas son un tipo de arete/pendiente colgante. También en algunas partes usan aro para referirse a los earrings.
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Yo, como Sosia, digo pendientes. Pero como mujer, hago más distinciones
- clip-on earrings= pendientes de clip/ piercings in the ear= pendientes de tuerca.
- hoops/ hoop earrings = aros
- studs/ stud earrings (don't get those suspicious minds working!) =
pendientes pequeños (pegados a la oreja)

Some years ago most British women didn't have their ears pierced and used clip-ons or no earrings at all. But young girls now usually have their ears pierced and now there is a wide selection of both types of earrings in British stores.
In Spain the tendency is quite the reverse. When I was born we had our ears pierced at the hospital. Now, many baby girls don't wear earrings and their parents wait till they are older or let them decide for themselves. On the other hand, teens and young adults wear more piercings and so do men.
Yesterday I took my thirteen-year-old daughter to the chemist's with four friends, and she got three more holes in her ears... (tiny gold studs). I'm thinking of having one extra one myself, but I'm a bit of a coward...
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Debe ser otra vez una diferencia entre España y Las Américas. En México usan arete y no pendiente. También las arracadas son un tipo de arete/pendiente colgante. También en algunas partes usan aro para referirse a los earrings.
En México usan arete (for any kind of earring)
arracada/aro (for round hoop earrings)
en Puerto Rico usan pantallas para earrings....

Casi siempre hablan de pendiente para "pendant" or "prendedor" which is a "pin". This has been my experience.

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En México usan arete (for any kind of earring)
arracada/aro (for round hoop earrings)
en Puerto Rico usan pantallas para earrings....

Casi siempre hablan de pendiente para "pendant" or "prendedor" which is a "pin". This has been my experience.

Aquí un pendant es un colgante. Entiendo prendedor, pero yo digo broche, pin o chapita dependiendo del tipo. Broche para uno "más elegante", pin y chapita (este segundo debe estar superpasado de moda) para los redondos con dibujitos de grupos de música, personajes de dibujos animados...
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mari Jose, el nombre "elegante" de pin en español es "insignia"
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mari Jose, el nombre "elegante" de pin en español es "insignia"
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Tú estás pensando en algo militar y yo en los adornos que nos ponemos las mujeres con brillantitos y cosas de esas. O los que se ponían nuestras abuelas para sujetarse el pañuelo... Creo.
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So how would you say "Cameo"?

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