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"Balloon" is a noun which is often translated as "el globo", and "taxi" is a noun which is often translated as "el taxi". Learn more about the difference between "balloon" and "taxi" below.
balloon(
buh
-
lun
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (inflatable decoration)
a. el globo
(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 children begged their father to buy them a balloon at the parade.Los niños le rogaron a su padre que les comprara un globo en el desfile.
b. la bomba
(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 South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
We decorated the house with balloons for the party.Decoramos la casa con bombas para la fiesta.
c. la chimbomba
(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 El Salvador
(El Salvador)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
They went to Managua to get balloons for the dance.Fueron a Managua a traer chimbombas para el baile.
2. (aviation)
a. el globo
(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).
We went to Leon to see the balloon fair.Fuimos a León para la feria de globos.
b. el aerostato
(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 decided to travel the world by balloon.Decidió viajar alrededor del mundo en aerostato.
3. (printing)
a. el bocadillo
(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 card showed a girl on a beach with a balloon over her head saying, "The only thing better is you."La tarjeta tenía una chica en la playa con un bocadillo sobre su cabeza que decía, "Lo único mejor eres tú".
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to swell)
a. hincharse
He ballooned as a result of his thyroid condition.Se hinchó como resultado de su condición del tiroides.
b. inflarse
Her dress ballooned when she walked over the grate.Su vestido se infló cuando pasó por encima de la rejilla.
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taxi(
tahk
-
si
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (transport)
a. el taxi
(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 bellhop at the hotel hailed us a taxi.El botones del hotel nos llamó un taxi.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (aviation)
a. rodar por la pista
The plane is still taxying, so we're waiting for them at the baggage claim.El avión aún está rodando por la pista, así que estamos esperándolos en la recogida de equipajes.
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