Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"Bend down" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "agacharse", and "stoop" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "encorvarse". Learn more about the difference between "bend down" and "stoop" below.
bend down(
behnd
 
daun
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to crouch)
a. agacharse
Diana bent down to take a close-up of the beetle.Diana se agachó para hacer un acercamiento del escarabajo.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to lower)
a. inclinar
I bent my head down to get a closer look.Incliné la cabeza para mirarlo más de cerca.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
stoop
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to have a leaning posture)
a. encorvarse
Juan tends to stoop and walks at a slow pace, so everybody thinks he's depressed.Juan tiende a encorvarse y anda lentamente, y todos creen que está deprimido.
b. andar encorvado
My grandfather was starting to stoop and I had to buy him a cane.Mi abuelo empezaba a andar encorvado y tuve que comprarle un bastón.
2. (to bend over)
a. agacharse
You're too tall. Stoop down so I can whisper the secret in your ear.Eres demasiado alto. Agáchate para que pueda susurrarte el secreto al oído.
3. (to demean oneself)
a. rebajarse
The mayor refused to stoop to the level of his opponent with a smear campaign.El alcalde se negó a rebajarse al nivel de su adversario con una campaña de desprestigio.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (veranda)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el porche
(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 police officers ticketed the teenagers for loitering on our stoop.La policía multó a los adolescentes por merodear en nuestro porche.
b. la escalera de entrada
(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 are so many people hanging out on the stoop that I can barely get inside the building.Hay tanta gente pasando el rato en la escalera de entrada que apenas puedo entrar al edificio.
5. (leaning posture)
a. la joroba
(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).
My mom's always telling me to sit up straight or I'll end up with a stoop.Mi mamá siempre me dice que me siente derecha o voy a terminar con una joroba.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS