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"Band" is a noun which is often translated as "la banda", and "crew" is a noun which is often translated as "la tripulación". Learn more about the difference between "band" and "crew" below.
band(
bahnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (music)
a. la banda
(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 went to a concert for my favorite band.Fui a un concierto de mi banda favorita.
b. el grupo
(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 was part of a musical band but now he sings solo.Formaba parte de un grupo musical pero ahora es solista.
2. (strip)
a. la banda
(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).
She wears a band in her hair.Lleva una banda en el pelo.
b. la cinta
(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).
She adorned the gift with a band.Adornó el regalo con una cinta.
c. la franja
(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).
My yard is just a band of land between the sidewalk and my home.Mi jardín es solo una franja de tierra entre la acera y mi casa.
d. la correa
(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).
(of watch or harness)
Where can I buy a leather band for my watch?¿Dónde puedo comprar una correa de cuero para mi reloj?
3. (stripe)
a. la franja
(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 two white bands painted on the plane fuselage.El fuselaje del avión tenía pintadas dos franjas blancas.
4. (ring)
a. el anillo
(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).
(wedding ring)
My boyfriend got down on one knee and gave me an engagement band.Mi novio se arrodilló y me dio un anillo de compromiso.
b. la anilla
(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).
(ornithology)
We put bands on the birds' legs to track them.Colocamos anillas en las patas de los pájaros para hacerles un seguimiento.
5. (group)
a. la banda
(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).
In the film, an international band of thieves plots to steal a painting.En la película, una banda internacional de ladrones planea el robo de un cuadro.
b. la pandilla
(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 used to play baseball with my band of friends.Solía jugar al béisbol con mi pandilla de amigos.
6. (radio)
a. la banda
(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 can't find the frequency band.No encuentro la banda de frecuencia.
7. (level)
a. la banda
(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 is the income tax band my earnings fall within.Esta es la banda impositiva que corresponde a mis ingresos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to scallop)
a. ribetear
The skirt is banded with red velvet.La falda está ribeteada de terciopelo rojo.
9. (ornithology)
a. anillar
They banded 200 flamingos to study their migration patterns.Anillaron 200 flamencos para estudiar sus patrones migratorios.
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crew(
kru
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (personnel)
a. la tripulación
(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).
(of a plane or a ship)
The crew prepared the plane's cabin for takeoff.La tripulación preparó la cabina del avión para el despegue.
The crew would like to thank you all for flying with us.La tripulación quiere agradecerles por haber volado con nosotros.
b. el personal
(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 ambulance crew was on the scene of the accident in minutes.El personal de ambulancia llegó al lugar del accidente en pocos minutos.
c. el equipo
(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 can't start filming yet. The crew hasn't arrived.Todavía no podemos empezar a rodar. El equipo no ha llegado.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(social group)
a. la banda
(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 ran into Dylan and his crew at the movies on Saturday.Topé con Dylan y su banda en el cine el sábado.
b. la pandilla
(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).
Sarah and her whole crew are coming to the party.Sara y su pandilla entera vienen a la fiesta.
3. (sports)
a. el remo
(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).
I participated in crew all four years I was in college.Participé en el remo los cuatro años que estuve en la universidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (aviation, nautical)
a. tripular
The boat was crewed by experienced people.El barco estaba tripulado por personas con experiencia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to serve on a vessel)
a. formar parte de la tripulación
In 1998, I crewed for Captain Gordon.En 1998, formé parte de la tripulación del capitán Gordon.
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