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"Bathe" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "lavar", and "bath" is a noun which is often translated as "la bañera". Learn more about the difference between "bathe" and "bath" below.
bathe(
beyth
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to wash)
a. lavar
She bathed his wound with soap and water and put on a bandage.Le lavó la herida con agua y jabón y la vendó.
2. (to give a bath to)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. bañar
He bathes the baby and puts him to bed every night.Es él quien baña al niño y lo acuesta todas las noches.
3. (to dip)
a. bañar
Then bathe the apple slices in the chocolate sauce.A continuación, baña las rodajas de manzana en el chocolate derretido.
4. (to be drenched)
a. bañar
After running for just five minutes I was bathed in sweat.Había corrido solo cinco minutos y ya estaba empapado en sudor.
5. (to inundate)
a. bañar
The house was bathed in light at that time of the day.A esa hora del día la casa estaba bañada de luz.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to take a bath)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. bañarse
I couldn't bathe with hot water because the water heater broke.No me pude bañar con agua caliente porque se estropeó el calentador.
7. (to swim) (United Kingdom)
a. bañarse
It's too cold to bathe in the river.Hace demasiado frío para bañarse en el río.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (swim) (United Kingdom)
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 sun appeared and the children went for a bathe in the lake.Salió el sol y los niños fueron a darse un baño en el lago.
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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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