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"Beam" is a noun which is often translated as "la viga", and "smirk" is a noun which is often translated as "la sonrisa satisfecha". Learn more about the difference between "beam" and "smirk" below.
beam(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (architecture)
a. la viga
(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).
Our apartment in Paris still had its original beams in the ceiling.Nuestro apartamento en París todavía tenía las viga originales en el techo.
b. el travesaño
(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 won't be able to put the roof on until we've got the beams in place.No podremos colocar el techo hasta no instalar los travesaños.
2. (light)
a. el rayo
(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 priest's face was illuminated by a beam of light.Un rayo de luz iluminaba el rostro del cura.
3. (nautical)
a. el bao
(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).
(structure)
If we don't replace these rotten beams, the deck will collapse.Si no reemplazamos estos baos podridos, se hundirá la cubierta.
b. la manga
(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).
(widest part of a boat)
A boat with a larger beam will be more stable in heavy seas.Un barco de manga más ancha es más estable con mar revuelto.
4. (sports)
a. la barra de equilibrio
(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 beam is frequently used in artistic gymnastics.La barra de equilibrio es frecuentemente usado en la gimnasia artística.
5. (physics)
a. el haz de luz
(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 prism separates a singular beam into all of the visible colors of the spectrum.Un prisma separa un único haz de luz en todos los colores visibles del espectro.
b. el haz de radiofaro
(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 plane was beyond the reach of the beam from the tower.El avión estaba fuera del alcance del haz de radiofaro de la torre.
6. (mechanics)
a. el astil
(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 beam of the balance was crooked, so it was no longer accurate.La balanza tenía el astil torcido, así que ya no era precisa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to be transmitted)
a. emitir
The program is beamed via satellite to multiple locations with high-quality audio.El programa se emite vía satélite a varios sitios con un audio de alta calidad.
b. transmitir
The app determines what kind of data is beamed to the server.La aplicación determina qué clase de datos se transmite al servidor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to shine)
a. brillar
The light of countless colors beams through the stained glass windows.La luz de un sinfín de colors brilla a través de los vitrales.
9. (to smile)
a. sonreír
She had ice cream all over her face, and she was beaming from ear to ear.Tenía la cara llena de helado, y sonreía de oreja a oreja.
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smirk
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (smug smile)
a. la sonrisa satisfecha
(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 can't stand that smirk on your face. Come on, tell me how wrong I was.No soporto esa sonrisa satisfecha que tienes en la cara. Vamos, dime lo equivocado que estaba.
You'll never be good at poker if you keep that smirk on your face whenever you have a good hand!¡Nunca serás bueno para el póquer si sigues con esa sonrisa satisfecha cada vez que tengas una buena mano.
b. la sonrisa de suficiencia
(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 accused sat with a smirk on his face during the entire trial.El acusado se pasó el juicio entero sentado con una sonrisa de suficiencia en la cara.
2. (conspiratorial smile)
a. la sonrisa de complicidad
(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 could skip dinner and go to my place," he said with a smirk."Podríamos saltarnos la cena e ir a mi casa", dijo él con una sonrisa de complicidad.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to smile in a smug way)
a. sonreír con aire satisfecho
He smirked at his image in the mirror.Sonrió con aire satisfecho a la imagen que le devolvía el espejo.
b. sonreír con aire de suficiencia
The journalist smirked when she was proved right.La periodista sonrió con aire de suficiencia cuando se demostró que tenía razón.
4. (to smile conspiratorially)
a. sonreír con complicidad
Vera smirked at Bill, and he realized she knew the whole truth.Vera sonrió a Bill con complicidad, y él se dio cuenta de que ella sabía toda la verdad.
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