Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by drumgirl, Dec 22, 2004.
Hello....please, what does the word "pelones" mean? Thank you.
I think it means hairless, or at least with very little hair, or possibly short-cropped hair.
The Spanish-speakers will help you, no doubt.
It's hard to provide the right translation withou you giving us some context... but the first translation that comes to mind for "pelones" is bald (in its plural form).
Los bebés son usualmente pelones = babies are usually bald.
for the word 'pelon' there appears to be some other meanings on it in a different contexts although the general term is 'bald'.
Pelones can refer to a soldier because very short hair, and was very common in mexican revolution noves.
'Pelones' en Argentina refiere a las Nectarinas o Pavía (fruta) Similar a los duraznos pero con la piel suave.
'Pelones' in Argentina refers to Nectarines (fruit). Similar to peaches but with smooth skin. thus the name Pelón (hairless)
I was not aware of that use, I'm not sure it is right. 'RAE says that 'pelona' is the feminine of 'pelón', which means that somebody has a lot of hair, or not enough, or very short hair, and it seems 'la pelona' also means Death.
If pelona means baldness then, would you say 'tiene pelona'? I don't think so. Maybe outside of Spain 'pelona' means 'baldspot'? Then would you say 'tiene una pelona enorme'?
When used to refer to baldness/hairlesness, pelón and pelona are used as adjectives, not nouns.
Pelona is not bald spot either. Bald spot is calva.
(Fernando has a bald spot at the top of his head = Fernando tiene una calva en la coronilla)
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