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"Book" is a noun which is often translated as "el libro", and "rent" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "alquilar". Learn more about the difference between "book" and "rent" 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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rent(
rehnt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to lease)
a. alquilar
Wiliam rented a small apartment near the city center.William alquiló un pequeño apartamento cerca del centro de la ciudad.
b. rentar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
How much do you rent your house for?¿En cuánto rentas tu casa?
c. arrendar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He rented a car while on vacation in Medellin.Arrendó un coche mientras estaba de vacaciones en Medellín.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to live in rented accommodation)
a. estar de alquiler
Do you own or rent?¿Eres propietario o estás de alquiler?
3. (to be for rent)
a. alquilarse
Cottages around here rent for some $500 a week.Las casas de campo se alquilan por aquí a unos $500 dólares por semana.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (payment for use)
a. 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).
He pays a rent of $4,000 a month for his apartment.Paga un alquiler de $4,000 al mes por el apartamento.
b. 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).
I have to pay rent on the 10th of each month.Debo pagar la renta el 10 de cada mes.
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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
My rent went up 25% this year.Mi arriendo subió 25 % este año.
5.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(tear)
a. la desgarradura
(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).
There was a small rent in the curtains.Había una pequeña desgarradura en las cortinas.
b. el desgarrón
(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 theories open up a huge rent in the fabric of reality as we know it.Sus teorías abren un enorme desgarrón en el tejido de la realidad tal y como la conocemos.
c. la rasgadura
(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 could be a boon for mankind, or it could open a rent in the space-time continuum.Esto podría ser una bendición para la humanidad o podría abrir una rasgadura en el continuo espacio-tiempo.
d. el rasgón
(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 forced relocation of indigenous children left a rent in the fabric of their lives.La reubicación forzada de los niños indígenas dejó un rasgón en el tejido de sus vidas.
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