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"Boat" is a noun which is often translated as "el barco", and "vessel" is a noun which is often translated as "el buque". Learn more about the difference between "boat" and "vessel" below.
boat(
bot
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. el barco
(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).
Since we live on the coast, we're thinking about buying a boat.Como tenemos una casa en la costa, estamos pensando en comprarnos un barco.
b. 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).
(small)
They rowed the boat toward shore, praying they would survive.Remaron el bote hacia la orilla, rezando por su supervivencia.
c. la barca
(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).
(small)
They go out in boats and hunt for alligators in the swamps.Salen en barcas para cazar caimanes en los pantanos.
d. el buque
(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).
(large)
It's very dangerous to work on Alaskan fishing boats.Es muy peligroso trabajar en los buques pesqueros de Alaska.
e. el navío
(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).
(large and with sails)
Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World with three boats.Cristóbal Colón navegó al Nuevo Mundo con tres navíos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to travel in a boat)
a. ir en bote
Boating and swimming are my favorite summer activities.Ir en bote y nadar son mis actividades favoritas del verano.
b. montar en bote
When the weather was nice and the sea was calm, we'd go boating in the bay.Cuando hacía buen tiempo y el mar estaba en calma, montábamos en bote por la bahía.
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vessel(
veh
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sihl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nautical)
a. el buque
(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).
All vessels are subject to inspection upon arrival in port.Todo buque está sujeto a inspección al tomar puerto.
b. el barco
(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 war began with the sinking of one of our naval vessels.La guerra empezó con el hundimiento de uno de los barcos de nuestra armada.
c. la embarcación
(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 vessel of restricted maneuverability maintains the right of way.Las embarcaciones de maniobrabilidad restringida tienen derecho de paso.
2. (anatomy)
a. el vaso
(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 are three major types of blood vessels: the arteries, the capillaries, and the veins.Hay tres tipos principales de vasos sanguíneos: las arterias, los capilares y las venas.
3. (receptacle)
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).
She kept her father's remains in a vessel above the fireplace.Guardaba los restos de su padre en un recipiente colocado sobre el hogar.
b. la vasija
(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 ancient vessel was discovered by archaeologists in the ashes of Pompeii.Esta vasija antigua fue descubierta por arqueólogos en las cenizas de Pompeya.
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