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espinilla - feminine noun (la) - shin, shinbone. Look up espinilla in the dictionary

¿Por qué un golpe en la espinilla duele tanto?
Why does it hurt so much when you hit your shin?
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Old February 06, 2009, 05:17 AM
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espinilla (bone): shin, shinbone
espinilla (face): blackhead
chico con espinillasimply
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Old February 06, 2009, 12:49 PM
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Thanks for that sosia, I missed it.
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Hola Sosia,

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espinilla (bone): shin, shinbone
espinilla (face): blackhead
chico con espinillasimply
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In Spain, espinilla is blackhead?

In Chile espinilla is a zit and blackhead is "barro" or "punto negro" :-)
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In Mexico:

zit, pimple = barro, barrito
blackhead = punto negro
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In Mexico:

zit, pimple = barro, barrito
blackhead = punto negro
Pimple was the other word i forgot to write. However, I did not know that barrito was the name for pimple in Mexico...

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Sorry. My bad english missed me looking for the proper english word. Chileno is right.

espinilla: zit
blackhead: puntos negros
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Sorry. My bad english missed me looking for the proper english word. Chileno is right.

espinilla: zit
blackhead: puntos negros
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Hey, don't be sorry. :-)

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Also the word Espinilla is named as grano in Mexico, but I don't if am in the correct the word grano would be translate as grain?
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Also the word Espinilla is named as grano in Mexico, but I don't if am in the correct the word grano would be translate as grain?
Yes, grain is one of many meanings of grano.

grano (defecto en la cara) - zit, pimple
grano (trigo, avena etc) - grain
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