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"Beat" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "batir", and "stroke" is a noun which is often translated as "el golpe". Learn more about the difference between "beat" and "stroke" 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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stroke(
strok
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (blow)
a. el golpe
(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).
Thor broke the mountain with a single stroke of Mjolnir.Thor rompió la montaña de un solo golpe de Mjolnir.
2. (chance happening)
a. el golpe
(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).
What a stroke of luck it was finding a thousand-peso bill.Qué golpe de suerte que encontrara un billete de mil pesos.
3. (sports)
a. el golpe
(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).
You need to work on your stroke.Necesitas trabajar en el golpe.
4. (swimming)
a. la brazada
(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).
Aidan swims with longer strokes than mine.Aidan nada con brazadas más largas que las mías.
b. el estilo
(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).
His favorite stroke is the butterfly.Su estilo preferido es la mariposa.
5. (rowing)
a. la palada
(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).
(movement)
Their strokes are very fast.Son muy veloces en su palada.
b. la remada
(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).
Guys, you need to coordinate your strokes.Muchachos, hay que coordinar las remadas.
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).
, la caba
(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).
(person)
The role of the stroke is crucial for the rest of the crew.El papel del cabo es crucial para el resto del equipo.
6. (medicine)
a. la apoplejía
(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).
Bertha is recovering from a stroke.Bertha se está recuperando de una apoplejía.
b. el derrame cerebral
(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).
Sadly, he had a stroke last year.Tristemente, sufrió un derrame cerebral el año pasado.
7. (line)
a. el trazo
(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).
(writing)
There were a few strokes on the page.Había unos cuantos trazos en la hoja.
b. la pincelada
(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).
(painting)
His paintings are characterized by strong strokes.Sus pinturas se caracterizan por las fuertes pinceladas.
8. (sound of bell or clock)
a. la campanada
(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).
It's a New Year's tradition to eat a grape with each stroke of the clock.Es tradición de Año Nuevo comerse una uva con cada campanada.
9. (caress)
a. la caricia
(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 girl wanted to give the bunny a stroke.La niña quería hacerle una caricia al conejito.
10. (motion of a piston)
a. el tiempo
(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 has a very reliable two-stroke engine.Tiene un motor muy fiable de dos tiempos.
11. (typography)
a. la barra inclinada
(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).
These two words are separated by a stroke.Estas dos palabras están separadas por una barra inclinada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
12. (to caress)
a. acariciar
Matilda loves to stroke her cats.A Matilda le encanta acariciar a sus gatos.
13. (to strike gently)
a. darle un golpe suave a
Frank stroked the ball into the pocket.Frank metió la bola en la tronera con un golpe suave.
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