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"Bleed" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "sangrar", and "trim" is an adjective which is often translated as "esbelto". Learn more about the difference between "bleed" and "trim" below.
bleed(
blid
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to lose blood)
a. sangrar
I cut my finger when I was cooking, and it won't stop bleeding.Me corté el dedo cocinando y no para de sangrar.
b. salir sangre
His nose is still bleeding.Le sigue saliendo sangre de la nariz.
c. terner una hemorragia
The doctor told her her liver is bleeding.El doctor le dijo que tiene una hemorragia en el hígado.
2. (to ooze)
a. exudar savia (tree)
I broke a branch and the tree started bleeding.El árbol comenzó a exudar savia cuando le quebré una rama.
b. exudar resina (tree)
We'll make now an incision on the bark of the pine for it to bleed.A continuación, practicamos una incisión en la corteza del pino para que exude la resina.
3. (to run)
a. correrse (color or text)
There was a red t-shirt in the washer, and red bled into the white clothes.Había una remera roja en la lavadora y el rojo se corrió a la ropa blanca.
4. (to feel compassion)
a. partirse (one's soul or heart)
My soul started bleeding for little Hannah when I heard her story.Se me partió el alma cuando escuché la historia de la pequeña Hannah.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (medicine)
a. sangrar
Patients were bled with leeches as a curative method not so long ago.No hace mucho, a los enfermos se les sangraba con sanguijuelas como método curativo.
6. (to draw liquid from)
a. purgar (radiator or brakes)
We always bleed the radiators at the beginning of winter.Siempre purgamos los radiadores cuando comienza el invierno.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to drain of money)
a. sangrar
The government is bleeding us with all these taxes.El gobierno nos está sangrando con todos estos impuestos.
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trim(
trihm
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slim)
a. esbelto
All the exercise you've been doing is showing. You look trim.Todo el ejercicio que vienes haciendo se nota. Te ves esbelto.
b. delgado
She watches what she eats and as a result, she's very trim.Cuida lo que come y como resultado, está muy delgada.
2. (neat)
a. bien cuidado
The garden looks so trim today. - The gardeners have been here all day.El jardín se ve muy bien cuidado hoy. - Los jardineros estuvieron todo el día.
b. elegante
I bought a hat for my dad with trim lines.Compré un sombrero para mi papá con líneas elegantes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to clip)
a. recortar
I have to trim my mustache once a week.Tengo que recortar mi bigote una vez a la semana.
b. cortar
It looks like it's way past time for you to trim your hair.Parece que ya te urge cortar el cabello.
c. quitar
I asked the butcher to trim the fat before he packaged up the meat.Le pedí al carnicero que quitara la grasa antes de empaquetar la carne.
d. podar (plants)
The gardeners are going to trim the hedges today.Los jardineros van a podar los setos hoy.
4. (to reduce)
a. recortar
We're trimming our prices in all of our stores.Estamos recortando los precios en todas nuestras tiendas.
b. reducir
Switching to LED bulbs will trim our electric bill.Intercambiar estos focos por unos LED reducirá nuestra factura de luz.
5. (to slim)
a. adelgazar
Sheila trimmed her thighs with some simple exercises.Sheila adelgazó los muslos con unos ejercicios sencillos.
6. (to decorate)
a. adornar
Katie trimmed her black hat with a silvery grey material.Katie adornó su sombrero negro con un material gris plateado.
b. decorar
The children trimmed the tree with homemade decorations.Los niños decoraron el árbol con adornos caseros.
c. ribetear
She trimmed her pink dress with a thin black strip along the hem.Ribeteó el vestido rosa con una tira delgada negra en el dobladillo.
7. (nautical)
a. orientar (sails)
You can't control the wind, but you can always trim the sails.No se puede controlar el viento, pero siempre se puede orientar las velas.
b. equilibrar (ship)
Our dog knows where to sit in order to trim the canoe.Nuestro perro sabe dónde sentarse para equilibrar la canoa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (cut)
a. el recorte
(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).
It looks like you could use a trim around the ears.Parece que necesitas un recorte alrededor de las orejas.
9. (good physical condition)
a. el buen estado fïsico
(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).
Gerardo keeps trim by running every day.Gerardo se mantiene en buen estado físico corriendo todos los días.
b. el buen estado
(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).
It takes work to stay in trim.Se requiere de trabajo para mantenerse en buen estado.
c. las buenas condiciones
(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).
She got into trim with a combination of diet and exercise.Llegó a estar en buenas condiciones con una combinación de dieta y ejercicio.
d. la forma
(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).
Silvia stays in trim walking her dog and taking care of her son.Silvia se mantiene en forma sacando su perro a caminar y cuidando a su hijo.
10. (decoration)
a. los adornos
(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).
She wore a tutu with colorful trim for the ballet recital.Se puso un tutú con adornos coloridos para el recital de ballet.
b. el ribete
(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).
Her coat has a faux fur trim.Su abrigo tiene un ribete de pelaje de imitación.
c. las molduras
(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 wood)
The carpenter made a custom trim for the living room ceiling.El carpintero hizo unas molduras a medida para el techo de la sala.
d. el embellecedor
(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).
(on a car)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
They stole the trim off my car's side view mirror.Me robaron el embellecedor del retrovisor del coche.
e. la tapicería
(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).
(in a car)
I got all new trim in the car once my kids were old enough not to mess it up.Compré nueva tapicería para el coche una vez que mis hijos tuvieran la edad suficiente para no estropearla.
11. (nautical)
a. el asiento
(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).
Modern ships use water ballast to maintain the trim of the vessel.Los buques modernos utilzan aguas de lastre para mantener el asiento del navío.
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