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"Bookbag" is a noun which is often translated as "la mochila", and "backpack" is a noun which is also often translated as "la mochila". Learn more about the difference between "bookbag" and "backpack" below.
bookbag(
book
-
bahg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (backpack)
a. la mochila
(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).
When I was walking between classes today, my bookbag broke.Mientras caminaba entre clases hoy, mi mochila se rompió.
b. la bolsa de libros
(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 bookbag I used to use broke, so I have to buy a new one.La bolsa de libros que usaba antes se rompió, así que tengo que comprar una nueva.
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backpack(
bahk
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pahk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rucksack)
a. la mochila
(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).
It's a long hike, so you don't want your backpack to be too heavy.La caminata es larga, así que no quieres que tu mochila sea demasiado pesada.
b. el bulto
(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 Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
(Nicaragua)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
The child forgot his backpack at home today.El niño olvidó su bulto en la casa hoy.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to travel with a rucksack)
a. viajar de mochilero
Last year we backpacked across Canada.El año pasado viajamos de mochilero por Canadá.
b. mochilear
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
I'm planning to spend the summer backpacking across Europe.Estoy planeando pasar el verano mochileando por Europa.
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