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el cabello vs el pelo

alexafy October 3, 2016, 2:01 pm

What is the difference between el pelo and el cabello? Which one is used for hair (of the head)? Are they synonyms or there is a distinction between hair and the hair?
el cabello vs el pelo
the-hefay October 3, 2016, 6:13 pm
My understanding is that pelo and cabello are synonymous for hair on the head.  On the other hand, vello is used for hair such as leg hair, "peach fuzz" on a young man, or the actual fuzz on a peach.

​Just my $.02
el cabello vs el pelo
KelllaurBailar October 4, 2016, 4:21 pm
In most situations, I would say "pelo" specifically refers to hair of the head. Por ejampelo, "pelirrojo," it means readhead. 
Hope this helps!
el cabello vs el pelo
Matthew-H68 October 24, 2016, 8:57 pm
Hi guys, what I understand is that "pelo" refers to hair on the head, while "cabello," which I learned on another website, means body hair, like hair on the arms and legs of a person. I hope this helps!
el cabello vs el pelo
ricardo-rich October 24, 2016, 10:37 pm
Hola a todos,
There maybe regional choices as I have heard both pelo and cabello for hair on the head, but for body hair vello.


el cabello vs el pelo

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