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"Bath" is a noun which is often translated as "la bañera", and "shower" is a noun which is often translated as "la ducha". Learn more about the difference between "bath" and "shower" below.
bath(
bahth
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (tub) (United Kingdom)
a. la bañera
(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).
Lindsay likes to end a stressful day with a mug of tea in the bath.A Lindsay le gusta terminar un día estresante en la bañera con una taza de té.
b. la tina
(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)
The twin four-year-olds were playing with bubbles in the bath.Los gemelos de cuatro años estaban jugando con burbujas en la tina.
c. la bañadera
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Don't you hate it when you're in the bath and the phone rings?¿No odias cuando estás en la bañadera y suena el teléfono?
2. (washing)
a. el baño
(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'm going to take a bath and go to bed.Voy a darme un baño y acostarme.
3. (photography)
a. el baño
(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 fixing bath is maintained at a pH of 4.5.El baño de fijación se mantiene a un pH de 4.5.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to bathe) (United Kingdom)
a. bañar
I tried to bath my puppy in the lake, but he slipped out of my hand and started swimming.Intenté bañar a mi cachorro en el lago, pero se soltó de mi mano y empezó a nadar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to bathe) (United Kingdom)
a. bañarse
I bath every morning when I get up.Me baño cada mañana al levantarme.
baths
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (pool) (United Kingdom)
a. la piscina
(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).
We used to go to the baths once a week when I was at primary school.Solíamos ir a la piscina cada semana cuando estaba en la primaria.
b. la alberca
(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)
They've built a new leisure center where the old baths used to be.Construyeron un centro recreativo donde estaba la alberca antes.
c. la pileta
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Check our listings of swimming baths in London.Consulte nuestra guía de piletas en Londres.
7. (spa)
a. termas
The city of Bath is so named because of the famous Roman baths in the city.La ciudad de Bath se llama así por las termas romanas famosas de la ciudad.
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shower(
shau
-
uhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (washing apparatus)
a. la ducha
(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).
They hadn't cleaned the shower in months.No habían limpiado la ducha desde hace meses.
b. la regadera
(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)
She slipped in the shower and hit her head.Se resbaló en la regadera y se golpeó la cabeza.
2. (act of washing)
a. la ducha
(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 a shower before dinner.Necesito darme una ducha antes de cenar.
3. (light rain)
a. el chubasco
(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 weather forecast said there would be scattered showers today.El pronóstico del tiempo decía que habría chubascos aislados hoy.
b. el chaparrón
(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 got soaked in a sudden shower.Me empapé en un chaparrón repentino.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unpleasant people) (United Kingdom)
a. la pandilla de inútiles
(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).
When that shower made it to the party, I left.Cuando esa pandilla de inútiles llegó a la fiesta, me fui.
5. (party before a woman gets married or has a baby)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el baby shower
(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).
(for a mother-to-be)
I'd love to throw a shower for Pat.Me encantaría hacerles un baby shower a Pat.
b. la fiesta de pañales
(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).
(for a mother-to-be)
Who should we invite to the shower?¿A quién invitamos a la fiesta de pañales?
c. el té de canastilla
(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).
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Usually, showers are for the first baby only.Por lo general, los tés de canastilla son solo para el primer bebé.
d. la fiesta prenupcial
(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).
(before a wedding)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Who's arranging Marina's bridal shower?¿Quién está organizando la fiesta prenupcial de Marina?
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(before a wedding)
Rita got some lovely presents at her bridal shower.Rita recibió unos regalos preciosos en la fiesta que las amigas le organizaron antes de la boda.
The shower will be from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday.La fiesta previa a la boda es el domingo de 1 a 4 de la tarde.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to bestow)
a. colmar a
The bride was showered with presents from all the guests.Los invitados colmaron a la novia de regalos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to fall)
a. caer
A gust of wind made the tree blossoms shower down around us.Una ráfaga de viento hizo que las flores del árbol cayesen a nuestro alrededor.
8. (to wash)
a. ducharse
We had to shower with cold water because the boiler was broken.Tuvimos que ducharnos con agua fría porque el calentador estaba roto.
b. bañarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My son showers every morning before school.Mi hijo se baña todas las mañanas antes de la escuela.
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