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"Bench" is a noun which is often translated as "el banco", and "bank" is a noun which is also often translated as "el banco". Learn more about the difference between "bench" and "bank" below.
bench(
behnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (furniture)
a. el banco
(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).
There is an elderly couple holding hands on the bench in the park.Hay una pareja de ancianos cogidos de la mano en el banco del parque.
b. la banca
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The friends sat on the bench to watch the game.Los amigos se sentaron en la banca a mirar el partido.
c. el banquillo
(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).
(sports)
The coach sent the player to the bench.El entrenador mandó al jugador al banquillo.
2. (legal)
a. el tribunal
(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 defendant appealed to the bench for mercy.El acusado apeló al tribunal en busca de misericordia.
b. el juez
(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 juez
(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).
Carlos has been on the bench in the civil courts for 15 years.Carlos es juez en los tribunales de lo civil desde hace 15 años.
c. la magistratura
(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 appeals of the accused were first listed before a three-judge Bench.Las apelaciones de los acusados fueron primero presentadas ante una magistratura de tres jueces.
3. (work table)
a. la mesa de trabajo
(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).
Henry built a simple engine on the bench in his garage.Henry construyó un motor simple en la mesa de trabajo de su cochera.
b. el banco
(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).
Rebecca built a bird feeder on the bench in the yard.Rebecca construyó un comedero para pájaros en el banco del jardín.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (sports)
a. mandar a la banca
The coach benched Johnny for lying.El entrenador mandó a Johnny a la banca por mentir.
benches
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (politics) (United Kingdom)
a. los escaños
(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 chancellor drew cheers from the Tory benches.El canciller recibió ovaciones de los escaños de los conservadores.
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bank(
bahngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (financial institution)
a. el banco
(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 bank gave us a mortgage at a low interest rate.El banco nos concedió una hipoteca a un tipo de interés bajo.
2. (edge of river)
a. la orilla
(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 plants grow on the banks of rivers and streams.Estas plantas crecen en las orillas de los ríos y los arroyos.
b. la ribera
(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).
After the flood you could see a great deal of garbage on the banks of the river.Después de la inundación se podía ver gran cantidad de basura en las riberas del río.
3. (slope)
a. el terraplén
(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).
Don't get too close to the edge or you'll fall down the bank.No te acerques demasiado al borde o te caerás por el terraplén.
b. la ladera
(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 watched as the otter went down the bank and into the water.Vimos cómo la nutria bajó la ladera y entró en el agua.
4. (gambling)
a. la banca
(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).
Five red! The bank wins!¡Cinco rojo! ¡Gana la banca!
5. (weather)
a. el banco
(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).
Cloud banks began to form at midday.Empezaron a formarse bancos de nubes a mediodía.
6. (pile)
a. el montículo
(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).
(snow)
There were high banks of snow on either side of the street.Había montículos altos de nieve en ambos lados de la calle.
b. el banco
(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).
(sand)
Some birds make their nests in vertical cliffs or sand banks.Algunas aves hacen sus nidos en los acantilados verticales o en los bancos de arena.
7. (group of objects)
a. la batería
(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).
There was an impressive bank of TV screens at the news station.Había una batería impresionante de monitores de televisión en la estación de noticias.
b. el banco
(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).
There was a bank of switches on the wall.Había un banco de interruptores en la pared.
c. la hilera
(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).
Ancient Greek ships could have several banks of oars.Los barcos de la Antigua Grecia podían tener varias hileras de remos.
8. (electronics)
a. el tablero
(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 concert's audiovisual technician has about 200 dials and switches on the bank in front of him.El técnico audiovisual del concierto cuenta con unos 200 diales e interruptores en el tablero frente a él.
9. (storage facility)
a. el banco
(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 blood bank has an urgent need for donations from people with AB blood.El banco de sangre tiene una necesidad urgente de donativos de gente con sangre AB.
10. (aviation)
a. la inclinación lateral
(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).
An airplane's bank on a clear day is visible, but in the fog without instruments, you have no idea.Se puede ver la inclinación lateral de un avión en un día claro, pero en la niebla sin instrumentos, no se sabe.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to turn by tilting)
a. ladear
The pilot banked the plane to pass over the cliffs.El piloto ladeó el avión para atravesar los acantilados.
12. (to add fuel to)
a. agregar (coal or wood)
He had banked the fire with coal to prevent it from going out.Había agregado carbón al fuego para que no se apagara.
13. (to mound up)
a. amontonar
The farmer banked all the straw on the side of the barn.El granjero amontonó toda la paja a un lado del granero.
14. (finance)
a. depositar en el banco
Can you bank the earnings?¿Puedes depositar los ingresos en el banco?
b. ingresar
We had a great day of sales today. We banked $10,000.Tuvimos un excelente día de ventas hoy. Ingresamos $10,000.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (to turn by tilting)
a. ladearse
The passengers started to scream when they noticed that the plane had started to bank.Los pasajeros empezaron a gritar al notar que el avión empezaba a ladearse.
16. (finance; used with "with")
a. tener una cuenta bancaria con
Who do you bank with?¿Con quién tienes tu cuenta bancaria?
17. (to mound up)
a. acumularse
When he came out of the house after the storm, he found sand had banked several feet high around his house.Cuando salió después de la tormenta, encontró que la arena se había acumulado unos pies de altura alrededor de su casa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
18. (finance)
a. bancario
I'll arrange for a bank transfer to pay the deposit.Organizaré una transferencia bancaria para pagar el depósito.
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