Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday July 6, 2013

tijeras, noun:

If you want to say ‘a pair of’ something in Spanish, the most usual way is to use unos or unas, depending on whether the word is masculine or feminine, and then the noun in the plural.

unas tijeras
a pair of scissors

Some other words which follow this pattern are gloves, jeans and glasses.

unos guantes
a pair of gloves

unos jeans
a pair of jeans

unos anteojos
a pair of glasses

unas gafas
a pair of glasses

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