agosto 3, 2009 por fabiobossard
Q-tip/cotton swabs – cotonete
Today’s post might sound a little bit disgusting. Sorry about that. It just ocurred to me that I didn’t know how to say “cotonete” and “catarro” in English until I saw a comment on my friend’s facebook. So here it is:
“Cotonete” can be q-tips. This is the brand name, the trademark and it’s also the most common term. There is also the word cotton swabs. That I think is the real name. You use q-tips to remove the earwax in your ear.
Now, still talking about gross things, there is booger (meleca) and snot (catarro) . If your nose is full of snot and you can’t breathe, you say you have a stuffy nose (nariz entupido). But if the snot is running out of your nose, like it does with small kids most of the time, you say you have a runny nose (nariz escorrendo).