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"Shots" is a form of "shot", a noun which is often translated as "el tiro". "Block" is a noun which is often translated as "el bloque". Learn more about the difference between "block" and "shots" below.
block(
blak
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (piece)
a. el bloque
(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 sculptor carved the swan out of a huge block of ice.El escultor esculpió el cisne de un bloque gigante de hielo.
b. el tajo
(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 chopping or executing)
The executioner's block would have been covered in blood.El tajo del ejecutor habría estado cubierto de sangre.
c. el tarugo
(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).
(of wood)
We mounted blocks to the exterior wall to provide additional support for the air conditioning unit.Montamos tarugos a la pared exterior para proporcionar apoyo adicional para la unidad de aire acondicionado.
d. el zoquete
(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).
(of wood)
Dominic uses a wooden block when working with sandpaper to keep the sanding even.Dominic utiliza un zoquete de madera cuando trabaja con papel de lija para mantener uniforme el lijado.
2. (toy)
a. 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).
I'm buying a set of wooden blocks for my niece.Voy a comprar un juego de cubos de madera para mi sobrina.
3. (area)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. la manzana
(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).
Her house is two blocks away from my apartment.Su casa está a dos manzanas de mi apartamento.
b. la cuadra
(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 think the store is on the next block.Creo que la tienda está en la siguiente cuadra.
4. (building)
a. el bloque
(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're moving to a brand-new apartment block.Nos vamos a mudar a un bloque de apartamentos nuevo.
b. el edificio
(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 new office block is much brighter.El nuevo edificio de oficinas es mucho más luminoso.
5. (quantity of things)
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).
On Tuesday a block of tickets will go on sale to VIP members.El martes un grupo de entradas se pondrá a la venta para los miembros VIP.
b. la sección
(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'll be reserving a block of seats for the school.Reservaremos una sección de asientos para el colegio.
c. el paquete
(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).
(of shares)
I sold my block of shares to another shareholder.Vendí mi paquete de acciones a otro accionista.
d. el bloque
(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).
(of text)
Select the block of text you want to move.Selecciona el bloque de texto que quieres mover.
6. (inability to think)
a. el bloqueo
(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 writer had a severe mental block.El escritor sufría de un bloqueo mental serio.
7. (computing)
a. el bloque
(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).
Each block contains 512 bytes of data.Cada bloque contiene 512 bytes de información.
8. (obstacle)
a. el obstáculo
(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).
Being single was a block to getting a promotion in the company.Estar soltero era un obstáculo para ascender en la empresa.
9. (stationery) (United Kingdom)
a. el bloc
(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).
They sell exercise books, blocks and stationery.Venden cuadernos, blocs y papelería.
10. (sports)
a. el bloqueo
(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).
This type of block is very effective.Este tipo de bloqueo es muy eficaz.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
11. (to obstruct)
a. bloquear
A clot may block the coronary arteries.Un coágulo puede bloquear las arterias coronarias.
b. atascar
A dead rat was blocking the drain!¡Una rata muerta estaba atascando el desagüe!
c. tapar
Mud blocked the tailpipe and carbon monoxide flooded the car, almost killing the driver.El lodo tapó el tubo de escape y el monóxido de carbono se metió en el auto casi matando al conductor.
d. obstruir
There was a bunch of hair blocking the shower drain.Había un montón de pelo obstruyendo el drenaje de la regadera.
e. cerrar el paso
An overturned truck has blocked the outbound lanes on the city's east side.Un camión volcado ha cerrado el paso de los carriles de salida al este de la ciudad.
12. (to make difficulties for)
a. obstaculizar
The opposition party blocked the negotiations.El partido de la oposición obstaculizó las negociaciones.
b. bloquear
The bank blocked all their accounts under court order.El banco bloqueó todas sus cuentas por orden judicial.
13. (computing)
a. agrupar
Blocking data improves efficiency in the short term; but over the long term, it produces fragmentation and inefficiencies.A corto plazo, agrupar los datos mejora la eficiencia; pero a largo plazo produce fragmentación e ineficiencias.
14. (sports)
a. bloquear
The pivot blocked the ball.El pivote bloqueó el balón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (sports)
a. bloquear
Number 17 blocked low into the knee of the defensive player.El número 17 bloqueó por las rodillas al jugador defensivo.
blocks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
16. (sports)
a. el taco de salida
(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).
When the starting gun is fired, you need to push against the blocks.Al sonar el disparo de salida, hay que impulsarse con el taco de salida.
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shot(
shat
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act or effect of firing)
a. el tiro
(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).
Every one of his shots hit a clay pigeon.Cada uno de sus tiros alcanzó al plato.
b. el disparo
(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 soldier was injured by a shot to the arm.El soldado resultó herido por un disparo en el brazo.
c. el balazo
(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 prisoners of war heard shots from the battle as they escaped.Los prisioneros de guerra oían los balazos de la batalla durante su escape.
2. (ammunition)
a. la bala
(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).
This shop sells pendants made with pistol shots.Esta tienda vende colgantes hechos con balas de pistola.
b. el proyectil
(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).
A friend gave me a pair of silver shots from the Civil War.Un amigo me dio un par de proyectiles de plata de la Guerra Civil.
3. (lead or steel pellets)
a. los perdigones
(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 a different type of shot for the shotgun.Necesito comprar otro tipo de perdigones para la escopeta.
4. (sports)
a. el tiro
(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 tennis player hit the ball with an approach shot.El jugador de tenis golpeó la pelota con un tiro de aproximación.
b. el disparo
(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).
(soccer)
Some players are well-known for their penalty shots.Algunos jugadores son conocidos por sus disparos de penalti.
c. el chute
(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).
(soccer)
My son scored a shot on goal during the second half of the game.Mi hijo hizo un chute al arco durante la segunda mitad del partido.
d. el chut
(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).
(soccer)
The player scored a very difficult shot.El jugador marcó un chut muy difícil.
e. la tirada
(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).
(basketball)
I must practice my basket shot from long distances.Tengo que practicar mi tirada a la canasta a larga distancia.
f. el golpe
(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).
(billiards)
In a single shot, he sunk three balls including the eight.Con un solo golpe, metió tres bolas, incluida la ocho.
g. el peso
(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).
(track and field)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The athlete threw the shot 35 meters.El atleta lanzó el peso a 35 metros.
h. la bala
(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).
(track and field)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The shot-putter twisted his wrist when he threw the shot.El lanzador se torció la muñeca al lanzar la bala.
5. (arts)
a. la foto
(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).
(colloquial)
My friend takes incredible landscape shots with his old camera.Mi amigo hace fotos increíbles de paisajes con su cámara antigua.
b. la toma
(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).
(cinema)
A great director is able to build tension across each shot of the movie.Un gran director sabe ir incrementando la tensión con cada toma de su película.
6. (attempt)
a. el intento
(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).
His first shot at skiing was a disaster.Su primer intento en esquí fue un desastre.
7. (alcohol)
a. el trago
(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'm going to ask for some shots of whiskey at the bar.Voy a pedir unos tragos de whiskey a la barra.
b. el chupito
(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)
After two shots of tequila, I felt better.Después de tomar dos chupitos de tequila me sentía mejor.
8. (medicine)
a. la inyección
(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 doctor gave me a couple of shots to help with the infection.El médico me dio un par de inyecciones para ayudar con la infección
9. (marksman)
a. el tirador
(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).
, la tiradora
(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).
He's a very good shot with the riffle.Es muy buen tirador con el rifle.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(exhausted)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. deshecho
I spent the whole morning working in the field and now I'm shot.Me he pasado toda la mañana trabajando en el campo y ahora estoy deshecho.
b. hecho polvo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I'm completely shot after my 12 hour shift at work.Estoy completamente hecho polvo después de 12 horas de trabajo.
11. (pervaded)
a. plagado
The dog was shot through with fleas.El perro estaba plagado de pulgas.
12. (variegated)
a. tornasolado
Shot fabrics have a change in color depending on the light.Las telas tornasoladas cambian de color en función de la luz.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(with grey)
His hair was shot with white, but he was still in his twenties.Aunque no había llegado a los 30, tenía canas en el pelo.
She has beautiful dark hair shot with gray.Tenía una bonita melena negra entrecana.
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