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"Beads" is a plural noun which is often translated as "el collar", and "ropes" is a plural noun which is often translated as "cuerdas". Learn more about the difference between "beads" and "ropes" below.
beads(
bidz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (jewelry)
a. el collar
(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 bought her some beads that we knew she liked.Le compramos un collar que sabíamos que le gustaba.
2. (religious)
a. el rosario
(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 is time to pray, he said, taking out his beads.Es hora de rezar, dijo sacando su rosario.
bead
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (round object with a hole through it)
a. la cuenta
(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 popular Mardi Gras tradition is to collect as many strings of beads as you can.Una tradición popular durante Mardi Gras es tratar de conseguir cuantos hilos de cuentas uno pueda.
Jane bought a straw hat decorated with wooden beads.Jane compró un sombrero de paja adornado con cuentas de madera.
b. el abalorio
(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).
(of glass)
The child amused herself threading beads onto a string.La niña se entretenía ensartando abalorios en un cordel.
4. (drop)
a. la gota
(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).
Beads of perspiration broke out on his forehead.Le brotaron gotas de sudor en la frente.
5. (on firearm)
a. la mira globular
(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 front bead comes with a fully adjustable rear sight.Esta mira globular viene con un punto de mira trasero totalmente ajustable.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to cover with drops)
a. cubrir de gotas
Her forehead was beaded with perspiration.Tenía la frente cubierta de gotas de sudor.
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ropes(
rops
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (sports)
a. cuerdas (boxing)
The boxer threw his opponent against the ropes.El boxeador lanzó a su contrincante contra las cuerdas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(details)
a. pormenores
Our new employee learned the ropes of her new job very easily.Nuestra nueva empleada aprendió los pormenores de su nuevo trabajo con facilidad.
rope
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (thick cord)
a. la soga
(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 longer rope to hang these hams from the ceiling.Necesito una soga más larga para colgar estos jamones del techo.
b. la cuerda
(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 think I can fix this wooden ladder with a rope and some nails.Creo que puedo arreglar esta escalera de madera con una cuerda y algunos clavos.
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).
The sailboat ropes were singed by the sun.Los cabos del velero estaban quemados por el sol.
d. la maroma
(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).
Someone cut the rope from the mooring and stole the boat.Alguien cortó la maroma del punto de amarre y robó el barco.
4. (string of objects)
a. el collar
(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 bride wore a rope of pearls around her neck.La novia llevaba un collar de perlas alrededor del cuello.
5. (death by hanging)
a. la horca
(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 prisoner was given the rope for the massacre he committed during the war.El reo fue condenado a la horca por la matanza que llevó a cabo durante la guerra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to fasten)
a. atar
The lumberjack roped the ladder to the tree.El leñador ató la escalera al árbol.
b. amarrar
I want you to rope the dog to your belt so you don't lose him.Quiero que amarres el perro a tu cinturón para que no lo pierdas.
7. (to lasso)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. lazar
The cowboy roped the cow on the first try.El vaquero lazó la vaca en el primer intento.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
8. (to tie together)
a. encordarse
As the weather worsened, the two mountain climbers roped themselves together.Mientras el clima empeoraba, los dos alpinistas se encordaron.
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