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"Bath" is a noun which is often translated as "la bañera", and "take a shower" is a phrase which is often translated as "ducharse". Learn more about the difference between "bath" and "take a 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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take a shower(
teyk
 
uh
 
shau
-
uhr
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ducharse
I need to take a shower and get dressed.Tengo que ducharme y vestirme.
b. tomar una ducha
Boy, you stink! Why don't you take a shower?¡Vaya cómo apestas! ¿Por qué no tomas una ducha?
c. bañarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can I take a shower before we go?¿Puedo bañarme antes de irnos?
d. darse una ducha (Southern Cone)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I'm going to take a shower. I'll be back in fifteen minutes.Voy a darme una ducha. Vuelvo en quince minutos.
e. darse un regaderazo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
There's just time to take a shower before dinner.Justo hay tiempo para darme un regaderazo antes de cenar.
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