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"Bash" is a noun which is often translated as "el golpe", and "stroke" is a noun which is also often translated as "el golpe". Learn more about the difference between "bash" and "stroke" below.
bash(
bahsh
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(blow)
a. el golpe
(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).
That was quite a bash you took on the shin. Are you OK?Fue un golpe bastante fuerte el que te diste en la canilla. ¿Estás bien?
b. el porrazo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You can still see the bruise from when he got that bash on the head.Todavía se ve el moretón de cuando recibió ese porrazo en la cabeza.
c. la castaña
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I got a nasty bash on the nose from that tennis ball.Me pegué una castaña fea en la nariz con esa pelota de tenis.
d. el trancazo
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
With one bash, he knocked the door down.Echó la puerta abajo de un solo trancazo.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(party)
a. la pachanga
(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)
We're having a bash to celebrate the end of the exams. Why don't you come?Vamos a armar una pachanga para festejar el fin de los exámenes. ¿Por qué no vienes?
b. la fiesta
(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).
The wealthy father threw a $50,000 bash for his daughter's 18th birthday.El padre adinerado dio una fiesta para el 18 cumpleaños de su hija que costó 50,000 dólares.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(attempt) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He didn't know much about computers, but he had a bash at fixing it.No sabía mucho de computadoras, pero intentó arreglarla.
You've never skied before? Why don't you give it a bash?¿Nunca esquiaste? ¿Por qué no haces la prueba?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to hit)
a. golpear
They bashed the lock with a hammer, trying to open the trunk.Golpearon la cerradura con un martillo, intentando abrir el baúl.
b. pegarle a
A man tried to take her purse, but she bashed him about the head with her umbrella.Un hombre intentó robarle la cartera, pero le pegó en la cabeza con su paraguas.
5. (to criticize)
a. despotricar contra
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
He spends all his time bashing his political opponents, but never comes up with constructive proposals.Se dedica únicamente a despotricar contra sus rivales políticos, y nunca plantea propuestas constructivas.
b. vituperar
The article bashes the president and the new policies he is trying to implement.El artículo vitupera al presidente y las nuevas medidas que trata de implementar.
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stroke(
strok
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (blow)
a. el golpe
(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).
Thor broke the mountain with a single stroke of Mjolnir.Thor rompió la montaña de un solo golpe de Mjolnir.
2. (chance happening)
a. el golpe
(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).
What a stroke of luck it was finding a thousand-peso bill.Qué golpe de suerte que encontrara un billete de mil pesos.
3. (sports)
a. el golpe
(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).
You need to work on your stroke.Necesitas trabajar en el golpe.
4. (swimming)
a. la brazada
(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).
Aidan swims with longer strokes than mine.Aidan nada con brazadas más largas que las mías.
b. el estilo
(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).
His favorite stroke is the butterfly.Su estilo preferido es la mariposa.
5. (rowing)
a. la palada
(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).
(movement)
Their strokes are very fast.Son muy veloces en su palada.
b. la remada
(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).
Guys, you need to coordinate your strokes.Muchachos, hay que coordinar las remadas.
c. el cabo
(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).
, la caba
(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).
(person)
The role of the stroke is crucial for the rest of the crew.El papel del cabo es crucial para el resto del equipo.
6. (medicine)
a. la apoplejía
(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).
Bertha is recovering from a stroke.Bertha se está recuperando de una apoplejía.
b. el derrame cerebral
(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).
Sadly, he had a stroke last year.Tristemente, sufrió un derrame cerebral el año pasado.
7. (line)
a. el trazo
(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).
(writing)
There were a few strokes on the page.Había unos cuantos trazos en la hoja.
b. la pincelada
(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).
(painting)
His paintings are characterized by strong strokes.Sus pinturas se caracterizan por las fuertes pinceladas.
8. (sound of bell or clock)
a. la campanada
(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).
It's a New Year's tradition to eat a grape with each stroke of the clock.Es tradición de Año Nuevo comerse una uva con cada campanada.
9. (caress)
a. la caricia
(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).
The girl wanted to give the bunny a stroke.La niña quería hacerle una caricia al conejito.
10. (motion of a piston)
a. el tiempo
(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).
It has a very reliable two-stroke engine.Tiene un motor muy fiable de dos tiempos.
11. (typography)
a. la barra inclinada
(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).
These two words are separated by a stroke.Estas dos palabras están separadas por una barra inclinada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to caress)
a. acariciar
Matilda loves to stroke her cats.A Matilda le encanta acariciar a sus gatos.
13. (to strike gently)
a. darle un golpe suave a
Frank stroked the ball into the pocket.Frank metió la bola en la tronera con un golpe suave.
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