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clavo (masculine noun (el)) — nail, clove. Look up clavo in the dictionary

Metí un clavo en la pared para colgar mi camisa.
I put a nail in the wall to hang my shirt on.
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Old November 19, 2009, 09:25 PM
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nail can't be your fingernail, right?
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Tengo dos clavos y diez uñas
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Tengo dos clavos y diez uñas
Bob, si tienes pies y manos y están entactos tienes veinte uñas
Hay gente que usan la palabra pezuña en ves de uñas de pie (o pata),
pero pezuña correctamente pertence a las patas de caballos y otros
animales así.
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Clavé un clavo (mejor que "metí")
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Just out of curiosity, is there a good Spanish equivalent of the expression
'You've nailed it!' (and I do mean 'it' not a person.. )
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Un trabalenguas:

Pablito clavó un clavito...
Un clavito clavó Pablito...
¿Qué clavito clavó Pablito?
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¿Dio (diste) en el clavo?
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Bob, si tienes pies y manos y están intactos tienes veinte uñas
Hay gente que usan la palabra pezuña en vez de uñas de pie (o pata),
pero pezuña correctamente pertenece a las patas de caballos y otros
animales así.


Sí.


También se utiliza "garras" (claws)
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