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"Bag" is a noun which is often translated as "la bolsa", and "pack" is a noun which is often translated as "la manada". Learn more about the difference between "bag" and "pack" below.
bag(
bahg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sack)
a. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought a bag of oranges for 10 pesos.Compré una bolsa de naranjas por 10 pesos.
b. la funda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Would you like a bag to take the leftovers?¿Quisiera usted una funda para llevar las sobras?
c. la jaba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Are paper bags good for the environment?¿Son buenas para el medio ambiente las jabas de papel?
2. (purse)
a. la cartera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Do you have any room in your bag for these gloves?¿Tienes espacio en tu cartera para estos guantes?
b. el bolso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Help! That man just stole my bag!¡Socorro! ¡Ese hombre se acaba de robar mi bolso!
c. la bolsa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The keys are in my bag.Las llaves están en mi bolsa.
3. (luggage)
a. la maleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I need to pack my bags for the trip.Necesito hacer las maletas para mi viaje.
b. la valija
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought a new bag for my vacation.Compré una valija nueva para las vacaciones.
c. el veliz
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(formal)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Can I help you carry your bag?¿Te ayudo a cargar el veliz?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to pack)
a. guardar en una bolsa
The teenagers who bag your groceries work for tips.Los muchachos que guardan la comida en bolsas trabajan por propinas.
5. (to get)
a. hacerse con
She bagged the window seat on the overnight flight.Se hizo con el asiento de la ventana en el vuelo de la noche.
b. pillar
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I bagged the best seat in the theater.Pillé el mejor asiento del teatro.
6. (hunting)
a. cobrar
He bagged a moose on his last hunting trip.Cobró un alce en su último viaje de cacería.
bags
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (sagging skin)
a. las bolsas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This cream is great for disguising undereye bags.Esta crema es excelente para camuflar las bolsas bajo los ojos.
b. las ojeras
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There were bags under June's eyes and she looked depressed.June tenía ojeras y parecía deprimida.
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pack(
pahk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of mammals)
a. la manada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Nowadays it is hard to see a pack of wolves.Hoy en día es difícil ver una manada de lobos.
b. la jauría
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(dogs)
A pack of dogs was chasing the poor rabbit.Una jauría de perros perseguía al pobre conejo.
2. (set of goods)
a. el paquete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They sold me a pack of toothbrushes.Me vendieron un paquete de cepillos de dientes.
b. la cajetilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(cigarettes)
Tell her not to carry a pack of cigarettes around if she wants to quit smoking.Dile que no vaya con una cajetilla de cigarrillos encima si quiere dejar de fumar.
c. la baraja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(playing cards)
I brought a deck of cards for the trip.Traje una baraja para el viaje.
3. (backpack)
a. la mochila
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Do not bring heavy packs for the expedition.No se traigan mochilas pesadas para la expedición.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to fill a suitcase)
a. empacar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The train is leaving in an hour, and I still have to pack.El tren sale dentro de una hora, y yo todavía tengo que empacar.
b. hacer la maleta
It takes me ages to finish packing.Me cuesta un siglo acabar de hacer la maleta.
c. hacer la valija (River Plate)
As I'm leaving very early in the morning, I already packed.Como me voy muy temprano por la mañana, ya hice la valija.
d. hacer las maletas
When we go on vacation, it's my mother who packs.Cuando nos vamos de vacaciones, es mi madre quien hace las maletas.
e. hacer las valijas (River Plate)
Why did you take so long to pack? - Because I'm taking many things.¿Por qué tardaste tanto en hacer las valijas? - Porque llevo muchas cosas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to wrap for shipment)
a. embalar
We had to pack the glasses very carefully to send them to you.Tuvimos que embalar los vasos con mucho cuidado para enviártelos.
6. (to cram)
a. embutir
You can't pack six people into a taxi.No puedes embutir a seis personas dentro de un taxi.
7. (to put in a suitcase)
a. empacar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Did you pack your woolen hat and scarf? It's going to be cold.¿Empacaste tu gorro y tu bufanda de lana? Va a hacer frío.
I usually pack more than I need.Suelo empacar más de lo que necesito.
b. meter en la maleta
Once you've packed everything, close your suitcase.Cuando lo hayas metido todo en la maleta, ciérrala.
c. meter en la valija (River Plate)
What did you pack? Why is your suitcase so heavy?¿Qué metiste en la valija? ¿Por qué pesa tanto?
d. llevar
If you're going to scuba dive, you'll have to pack your flippers.Si vas a bucear, tendrás que llevar tus aletas.
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