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"Bags" is a plural noun which is often translated as "las bolsas", and "baggage" is a noun which is often translated as "el equipaje". Learn more about the difference between "bags" and "baggage" below.
bags(
bahgz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (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.
bag
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (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?
3. (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.
4. (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.).
5. (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.
6. (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.
7. (hunting)
a. cobrar
He bagged a moose on his last hunting trip.Cobró un alce en su último viaje de cacería.
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baggage(
bah
-
gihj
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (suitcases)
a. el equipaje
(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).
Have you checked your baggage yet?¿Ya has facturado tu equipaje?
2. (personal history)
a. el bagaje
(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).
He had some emotional baggage he had to deal with before getting into another romantic relationship.Tenía cierto bagaje emocional que debía resolver antes de iniciar otra relación amorosa.
3. (miitary)
a. el bagaje
(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).
The soldiers used camels to carry their baggage.Los soldados utilizaron camellos para cargar su bagaje.
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(repulsive woman)
a. la bruja
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Our son shall never marry a baggage like that!¡Nuestro hijo nunca se casará con semejante bruja!
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