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"Boot" is a noun which is often translated as "la bota", and "trunk" is a noun which is often translated as "el tronco". Learn more about the difference between "boot" and "trunk" below.
boot(
but
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (footwear)
a. la bota
(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'll need to buy a new pair of hiking boots before our vacation.Tendré que comprar unas nuevas botas de senderismo antes de nuestras vacaciones.
b. el botín
(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).
(ankle boot)
Your feet must hurt in those high-heeled boots.Deben dolerte los pies con esos botines de tacón alto.
2. (transport) (United Kingdom)
a. el maletero
(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 suitcases won't fit in the boot.Las maletas no caben en el maletero.
b. el baúl
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Can you get the spare wheel out of the boot, please?¿Puedes sacar la rueda de repuesto del baúl, por favor?
c. la cajuela
(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 Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The boot of my car is always full of stuff.La cajuela de mi carro siempre está llena de cosas.
d. la maletera
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
When the police opened the boot, they found several bags of money.Cuando los policías abrieron la maletera, encontraron varias bolsas de dinero.
e. la maleta
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Ana hid in the boot of a car in the hope of getting across the border.Ana se escondió en la maleta de un carro con la esperanza de cruzar la frontera.
3. (clamp)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el cepo
(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 police put a boot on my car because I was illegally parked.La policía puso un cepo en mi carro porque estaba estacionado ilegalmente.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(kick)
a. la patada
(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 gave Paul a boot in the rear and he fell over.Le di a Paul una patada en el trasero y se cayó.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(dismissal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Jimmy will get the boot if he doesn't work harder.A Jimmy le van a poner de patitas en la calle si no trabaja más.
Why were you given the boot?¿Por qué te despidieron?
6. (computing)
a. el arranque
(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).
What do I do to start the boot process?¿Qué hago para iniciar el proceso de arranque?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to kick)
a. patear
Tim booted the ball into the air.Tim pateó el balón en el aire.
b. dar una patada a
Why did you boot your brother in the rear?¿Por qué le diste una patada en el trasero a tu hermano?
c. dar un puntapié a
David booted me in the stomach and ran off.David me dio un puntapié en el vientre y se fue corriendo.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Edward booted the door open.Edward abrió la puerta de un puntapié.
Mary booted the can into the ditch.Mary metió de una patada la lata en la cuneta.
8. (computing)
a. arrancar
You need to boot the computer to install the updates.Tienes que arrancar la computadora para instalar las actualizaciones.
b. inicializar
If this happens, you'll need to boot the system.Si esto ocurre, deberás inicializar el sistema.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (computing)
a. arrancar
I took my computer to the technician because it wouldn't boot.Llevé mi computadora al técnico porque no arrancaba.
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trunk(
truhngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (botany)
a. el tronco
(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 redwood trunk can grow to more than two meters in diameter.Un tronco de secoya puede crecer hasta más de dos metros de diámetro.
2. (anatomy)
a. el tronco
(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).
Good abdominal muscle tone is necessary to maintain the proper posture of your trunk.Buen tono muscular abdominal es necesario para mantener la postura correcta del tronco.
3. (automobile)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el maletero
(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 have the luggage and groceries in the trunk. We are ready to hit the road.Tengo el equipaje y las provisiones en el maletero. Estamos listos para salir a la carretera.
b. el baúl
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Authorities say he escaped in the trunk of a car.Las autoridades dicen que se escapó en el baúl de un coche.
c. la cajuela
(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)
Help me get the groceries out of the trunk.Ayúdame a sacar el mandado de la cajuela.
d. la maletera
(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).
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The car was already full when they came for me, so I had to ride in the trunk.El coche ya estaba lleno cuando pasaron por mí, así que tuve que ir en la maletera.
e. la maleta
(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 Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Can you open the trunk?¿Me abres la maleta?
4. (part of an elephant)
a. la trompa
(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 elephant picked up a peanut with its trunk.El elefante recogió un maní con su trompa.
5. (large box)
a. el baúl
(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).
People used to use trunks for travel, now they use them for storage.La gente solía usar los baúles para viajar, ahora se usan para almacenaje.
trunks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (bathing suit)
a. el bañador
(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)
Rodrigo put on his trunks and dove into the pool. Rodrigo se puso el bañador y echó un clavado a la piscina.
b. el traje de baño
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He bought some new trunks before his trip to the beach.Se compró un nuevo traje de baño antes de su viaje a la playa.
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