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"Bin" is a noun which is often translated as "el recipiente", and "garbage can" is a noun which is often translated as "el cubo de basura". Learn more about the difference between "bin" and "garbage can" below.
bin(
bihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (container)
a. el recipiente
(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 need to buy some nice bins to organize my garage.Tengo que comprar algunos recipientes para organizar el garage.
b. la carbonera
(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).
(for coal)
We need to buy more coal for this winter. The bin is almost empty.Necesitamos comprar más carbón para el invierno. La carbonera está casi vacía.
c. el granero
(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).
(for grain)
The farmer stores the barley in a huge metal bin.El granjero almacena la cebada en un granero grandísimo de metal.
d. la panera
(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).
(for bread)
This bread got stale, even though I kept the bin tightly closed.Este pan se puso duro, a pesar de que mantuve la panera cerrada herméticamente.
2. (container for trash)
a. la papelera
(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).
You need to empty the bin. The trash is overflowing.Tienes que vaciar la papelera. Ya no le cabe más basura.
b. el cubo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Take the bin out before the garbage truck comes by.Saca el cubo de la basura antes de que pase el camión de la basura.
c. la caneca
(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 Colombia
(Colombia)
Put a plastic liner in the bin; that makes it easier to empty the trash.Ponle una bolsa plástica a la caneca; así es más fácil sacarle la basura.
d. 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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
There are no bins in that park, and there is trash everywhere.No hay cubos en ese parque y hay basura por todos lados.
e. el papelero
(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).
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
I can't find my receipt. I hope it didn't go in the bin with the trash.No encuentro el recibo. Espero no haberlo tirado al papelero con la basura.
f. el tacho
(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).
(Southern Cone)
Take the bin out; there is an awful smell coming out of the trash.Saca el tacho a la calle, que hay un olor muy feo en la basura.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to discard) (United Kingdom)
a. tirar
Please, clean the refrigerator and bin any food that smells bad.Por favor, limpia el refrigerador y tira toda la comida que huela mal.
4. (to reject) (United Kingdom)
a. rechazar
My boss said my idea was ridiculous, and he binned it outright.Mi jefe me dijo que mi idea era ridícula y la rechazó de plano.
b. descartar
We have to come up with a new plan; our proposal was binned.Tenemos que elaborar un nuevo plan; nuestra propuesta fue descartada.
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garbage can(
gar
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bihj
 
kahn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (trashcan)
a. el cubo de basura
(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 crumpled up the paper and threw it into the garbage can.Arrugué la hoja y la eché en el cubo de basura.
b. el bote de basura
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
This garbage can is shaped like a face. You put your trash in the mouth.Este bote de basura tiene forma de cara. Echas tu basura en la boca.
c. el basurero
(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).
Today I emptied the garbage can without my mother asking me to.Hoy vacié el basurero sin que mi madre me lo pidiera.
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