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Spanish Word of the Day: Retal

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Retal

Léxico relacionado con la costura

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 1/28/2009
Word: Retal
(re-TAL), sustantivo masculino
English: Remnant
Etymology: Del catalán retall, de retallar
Meaning: Conjunto de pedazos sobrantes o desperdicios de tela, piel, metal, etc.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con la costura
Example:

Lleva un vestido de lunares azules sobre fondo blanco y la cabeza cubierta con un retal de la misma tela. Habla en el patio de su casa, una construcción minúscula de adobe con un jergón atravesado cerca de la puerta.

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