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"Beat" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "batir", and "defeat" is a noun which is often translated as "la derrota". Learn more about the difference between "beat" and "defeat" 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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defeat(
dih
-
fit
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (loss)
a. la derrota
(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 team suffered a defeat at the hands of their rivals.El equipo sufrió una derrota a manos de sus rivales.
2. (failure)
a. el fracaso
(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).
He admitted defeat in the debate and vowed he would get vengeance next time.Admitió su fracaso en el debate y prometió que se vengaría la próxima vez.
3. (rejection)
a. el rechazo
(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 defeat of our petition does not imply an end to our movement.El rechazo de nuestra solicitud no implica el fin de nuestro movimiento.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to beat)
a. derrotar
The bill was defeated by a close margin.El proyecto de ley fue derrotado por un escaso margen.
b. vencer
The Pumas defeated the Chivas last Saturday.Los Pumas vencieron a las Chivas el sábado pasado.
5. (to reject)
a. rechazar
The proposal was defeated because it failed to convince voters.La propuesta fue rechazada porque no logró convencer a los votantes.
6. (to frustrate)
a. frustrar
Our attempts to clean up the city have been defeated by lack of municipal support.Nuestros intentos por limpiar la ciudad han sido frustrados por la falta de apoyo del municipio.
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