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"Blankets" is a form of "blanket", a noun which is often translated as "la manta". "Sheets" is a form of "sheet", a noun which is often translated as "la sábana". Learn more about the difference between "blankets" and "sheets" below.
blanket(
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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. (bedding)
a. la manta
(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).
I'll cover the baby with his blanket.Voy a tapar al bebé con su manta.
b. la frazada
(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)
I left a blanket on the chair in case you're cold.Dejé una frazada sobre el sillón por si tienes frío.
c. la cobija
(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)
I bought a big blanket to use this winter.Compré una cobija grande para usar este invierno.
2. (layer)
a. el manto
(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's a blanket of snow covering everything outside.Hay un manto de nieve cubriendo todo allá afuera.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (complete)
a. general
They proposed a blanket ban on smoking in public spaces.Propusieron una prohibición general sobre el fumar en espacios públicos.
b. global
The governor signed a blanket proclamation that regulates water use.El gobernador firmó una proclamación global que regula el uso del agua.
4. (insurance)
a. a todo riesgo
I need insurance that offers blanket coverage for my family.Necesito un seguro que ofrezca cobertura a todo riesgo para mi familia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to cover)
a. cubrir
A thick fog blanketed the city.Una niebla espesa cubría la ciudad.
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sheet(
shit
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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. (bedding)
a. la sábana
(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).
I recommend that you use satin sheets in the winter, but not during the summer.Te recomiendo que uses sábanas de satén en invierno, pero no durante el verano.
2. (office supplies)
a. la hoja
(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).
Could you give me a pen and a sheet of paper so I can take notes?¿Podrías darme un boli y una hoja de papel para que pueda tomar notas?
b. el pliego
(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 waited in line for 15 minutes to buy a sheet of stamps at the post office.Esperé en la fila por 15 minutos para comprar un pliego de sellos en la oficina de correos.
3. (pane)
a. la lámina
(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 sculptor made a work of art starting with several metal sheets.El escultor hizo una obra de arte a partir de unas láminas metálicas.
b. la chapa
(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 construction workers used a large sheet of metal to temporarily cover the pothole.Los obreros usaron una gran chapa de metal para cubrir temporalmente el bache.
c. la plancha
(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).
Anita makes beautiful engravings on pewter sheets.Anita hace hermosos grabados en planchas de peltre.
4. (weather)
a. la capa
(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).
(of ice)
Be careful, there is a sheet of ice covering the doorstep.Ten cuidado, hay una capa de hielo en el umbral de la puerta.
b. la cortina
(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).
(of rain or flame)
A sheet of water poured off the roof in the storm.Durante la tormenta caía del tejado una cortina de agua.
5.
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
(nautical)
a. la escota
(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).
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
I trimmed the sheet and headed leeward.Halé la escota y me dirigí a sotavento.
6. (newspaper)
a. el periódico
(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).
Do you buy the Enquirer? - Yes, but the only thing that sheet is good for is wrapping fish.¿Compras el Enquirer? - Sí, pero ese periódico solo sirve para envolver el pescado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to cover with sheets; often used with "over")
a. cubrir con sábanas
The furniture in the old mansion was sheeted over and there were thick cobwebs everywhere hanging from the ceiling.Los muebles en la antigua mansión estaban cubiertos con sábanas y había telarañas gruesas colgando del techo por todas partes.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to rain hard)
a. llover a cántaros
Alice stared gloomily out of the window at the rain sheeting down.Alice miraba con tristeza por la ventana viendo cómo llovía a cántaros.
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