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"Book" is a noun which is often translated as "el libro", and "hire" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "contratar". Learn more about the difference between "book" and "hire" below.
book(
book
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (printed work)
a. el libro
(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).
He's the author of my favorite book.Es el autor de mi libro favorito.
2. (phone directory)
a. la guía
(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 don't know his number, but you can look it up in the book.No me sé su número, pero lo puedes buscar en la guía.
3. (related to betting)
a. la apuesta
(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).
How many books did you record today?¿Cuántas apuestas anotaste hoy?
4. (music)
a. el libreto
(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 opera's book is based on a controversial play.El libreto de esta ópera está basado en una obra controvertida.
5. (set)
a. la libreta
(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).
(coupons)
She took out her book and looked for a coupon for milk.Sacó su libreta y buscó un cupón para la leche.
b. el librito
(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).
(stamps)
I'd like to buy some stamps. - A book or a sheet?Me gustaría comprar unas estampillas. - ¿Un librito o una hoja?
c. el talonario
(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).
(tickets)
He opened his book and tore off two tickets.Abrió su talonario y arrancó dos boletos.
d. la caja
(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).
(matches)
Do you have any matches? - There's a book on the table.¿Tienes cerillos? - Hay una caja en la mesa.
e. el muestrario
(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).
(samples)
I found a fabric almost identical to the color on these chairs in the book.Encontré una tela casi idéntica al color de esas sillas en el muestrario.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to reserve)
a. reservar
Do I need to book my flight in advance?¿Tengo que reservar mi vuelo con antelación?
7. (to hire)
a. contratar
Have you booked a professional wedding photographer?¿Has contratado a un fotógrafo profesional de bodas?
8. (to charge)
a. multar
He was booked for urinating in the street.Lo multaron por orinar en la calle.
b. fichar
The policeman booked him for speeding.El policía lo fichó por rebasar el límite de velocidad.
9. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. amonestar
The player was booked for fouling another player.El jugador fue amonestado por darle una barrida a otro jugador.
books
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (finance)
a. las cuentas
(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 need to finish the books before Monday.Tengo que terminar las cuentas antes del lunes.
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hire(
hay
-
uhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to employ)
a. contratar
The company hired three translators to interpret the documents.La empresa contrató a tres traductores para interpretar los documentos.
2. (to rent) (United Kingdom)
a. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
They hire a car every time they go on vacation.Rentan un coche cada vez que se van de vacaciones.
b. alquilar (River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
We decided to hire an apartment instead of buying.Decidimos alquilar un apartamento en lugar de comprar.
c. arrendar
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
What are the requirements to hire a home?¿Cuáles son los requisitos para arrendar una vivienda?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (cost of rent) (United Kingdom)
a. la renta
(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)
We have to pay the hire by the first of each month.Tenemos que pagar la renta para el primero de cada mes.
b. el alquiler
(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).
(River Plate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The hire in the city center is more expensive than in the outskirts.El alquiler en el centro de la ciudad es más caro que en las afueras.
c. el arriendo
(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 Colombia
(Colombia)
I haven't got enough money to pay the hire.No me alcanza la plata para pagar el arriendo.
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