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Nail in Spanish 🇪🇸

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nail uña
How to say “nail” in Spanish? “Uña”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “uña” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on nail in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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normal speech: OO-nyah
IPA: ˈuɲa

8 months ago


I learned it walking through Madrid and seeing an “uñero” salon in the streets. This is a store for nails basically a “nail salon”. Since then I know what “uña” means. Maybe the visual idea of a uñero-salon will help you too to remember it 🙂

9 months ago


“Estar al filo de la uña” which means “to be on the edge of one’s seat” and refers to a situation that is very tense or uncertain

9 months ago


Refers to the nail on a finger or toe or even hoof

9 months ago


Comes from the Latin word “ungula” which means “hoof” or “nail”

9 months ago

uña info.

Tips to remember the word:
– Associate “uña” with “una,” which sounds like “one” in English. Just as each finger has one primary nail, each finger has “una uña.”
– Think of the word “unique,” which starts with “uni-” and can be associated with individual nails, which are unique to each finger.

– “Uña” is the Spanish word for the hard, protective plate at the end of fingers and toes, commonly known as a nail.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– “Uña” does not have many synonyms, but in a more technical or medical context, “placa ungular” or “lámina ungueal” can be used, though these terms are not commonly used in everyday language.

Alternate meanings:
– In some contexts, “uña” can also refer to a claw or hoof in animals.
– Slang uses are not as common, but “uña” might be used colloquially to describe someone who is tight-fisted or stingy, as in “ser uña de caballo” (to be as tight as a horse’s hoof).

Examples of sentences:
– Tengo que cortarme las uñas. (I need to cut my nails.)
– Se me rompió una uña. (I broke a nail.)
– Las uñas de los gatos pueden ser muy afiladas. (Cats’ claws can be very sharp.)
– Es importante mantener las uñas limpias. (It’s important to keep your nails clean.)

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