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"Billiards" is a noun which is often translated as "el billar", and "pool" is a noun which is often translated as "la piscina". Learn more about the difference between "billiards" and "pool" below.
billiards(
bihl
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yuhrdz
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (game)
a. el billar
(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).
We found a pool table at the back of the bar, and I challenged Diego to a game of billiards.Encontramos una mesa de pool al fondo del bar y desafié a Diego a una partida de billar.
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pool(
pul
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (place to swim)
a. la piscina
(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 swim at the pool every Saturday.Nadamos en la piscina todos los sábados.
b. la alberca
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
The new pool can be used at night.La alberca nueva se puede utilizar por las noches.
c. la pileta
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
The kids had a great time at the pool.Los niños la pasaron genial en la pileta.
2. (body of water)
a. la charca
(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 loved swimming in the forest pool as kids.De niños, nos encantaba nadar en la charca del bosque.
3. (puddle)
a. el charco
(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 dishwasher is leaking and now there's a pool of water on the kitchen floor.El lavaplatos está chorreando y ahora hay un charco de agua en el piso de la cocina.
4. (billiards)
a. el billar americano
(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 is very good at playing pool.Es muy bueno jugando al billar americano.
b. el pool
(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).
I've taken up pool and play every Saturday with my friends.Me he aficionado al pool y juego todos los sábados con mis amigos.
5. (gambling)
a. el bote
(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).
Who won this year's March Madness office pool?¿Quién ganó el bote de March Madness de la empresa este año?
b. el pozo
(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).
With that card, I won the pool.Con aquella carta, me llevé el pozo.
6. (group)
a. el grupo
(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).
Are there any promising candidates in this applicant pool?¿Hay algún candidato prometedor en este grupo de aspirantes?
b. la reserva
(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).
(supply)
They had a pool of genes at the lab.Tenían una reserva de genes en el laboratorio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to join resources)
a. juntar
They pooled their money for the trip expenses.Juntaron su dinero para los gastos del viaje.
b. mancomunar
We'll be more efficient if we pool our efforts.Si mancomunamos nuestros esfuerzos, seremos más eficaces.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to form a puddle)
a. formar un charco
The rain pooled in the yard during the heavy downpour.La lluvia formó un charco en el patio durante el aguacero.
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