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"Beat" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "batir", and "beating" is a noun which is often translated as "la paliza". Learn more about the difference between "beat" and "beating" below.
beat(
bit
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to move quickly)
a. batir
Now, beat the ingredients until they form a batter.Ahora, bate los ingredientes hasta que formen una pasta.
The baby bird beat its wings until it finally lifted off the ground.El pajarito batió las alas hasta que por fin se levantó del suelo.
2. (to hit repeatedly)
a. golpear
She beat the pillow with her hand until it softened up.Ella golpeó la almohada con la mano hasta que se ablandó.
b. pegar
In many states, it is prohibited for parents to beat their children.En muchos estados, es prohibido que los padres peguen a sus hijos.
3. (to defeat)
a. vencer
The Mexicans beat the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.Los mexicanos vencieron a los franceses en la Batalla de Puebla el 5 de mayo del 1862.
b. ganar
I can't believe that team beat us.No puedo creer que ese equipo nos haya ganado.
c. derrotar
Germany beat Argentina in the 2014 World Cup finals.Alemania derrotó Argentina en el final de la copa mundial de 2014.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to pulsate)
a. latir
The average heart beats 70 times a minute.El corazón medio late 70 veces por minuto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (rhythm)
a. el ritmo
(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 dancers moved their hips to the beat of the music.Los bailarines movían las caderas al ritmo de la música.
6. (measurable musical unit)
a. el pulso
(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).
If a piece is in three-four time, that means there are three beats per measure.Si una pieza está en tres por cuatro, eso quiere decir que hay tres pulsos por compás.
7. (allocated area)
a. la ronda
(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).
One of the party's electoral promises is to have more police officers on the beat.Una de las promesas electorales del partido es de tener a más policías haciendo sus rondas.
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beating(
bea
-
dihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (assault)
a. la paliza
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The thugs gave him a beating for standing up for the woman at the bakery.Los matones le dieron una paliza por defender a la mujer en la panadería.
2. (defeat)
a. la paliza
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The beating the team received yesterday must have been embarrassing.La paliza que recibió el equipo ayer tiene que haber sido embarazosa.
3. (sound)
a. el repique
(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 beating of drums could be heard from the nearby cabildo.El repique de tambores se oía del cabildo cercano.
b. los latidos
(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 the heart)
The doctor listened to the beating of the patient's heart with a stethoscope.La doctora escuchó los latidos del corazón del paciente con el estetoscopio.
4. (bettering)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Her score in the competition will take a lot of beating.La puntuación que obtuvo en la competencia será difícil de superar.
The brilliant young Russian gymnast's score will take some beating.La puntuación de la rusa joven prodigiosa será difícil de superar.
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