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"Bores" is a form of "bore", a transitive verb which is often translated as "aburrir". "Holes" is a form of "hole", a noun which is often translated as "el agujero". Learn more about the difference between "bores" and "holes" below.
bore(
bawr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make bored)
a. aburrir
The movie bored me and I fell asleep before it ended.La película me aburrió y me dormí antes de que se terminara.
2. (to make holes)
a. hacer
They bored holes into the wall so they could hang photos.Hicieron perforaciones en la pared para poder colgar fotos.
b. perforar
The surgeons bored a hole into the patient's skull to relieve the pressure on his brain.Los cirujanos perforaron un agujero en el cráneo del paciente para aliviar la presión de su cerebro.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to make holes)
a. perforar
She used a drill to bore into the wall to hang the paintings.Usó una taladradora para perforar la pared y colgar los cuadros.
b. taladrar
The landlord said that he would charge us a fee if we bore into the walls.El casero dijo que nos cobraría una penalización si taladráramos las paredes.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (weaponry)
a. el calibre
(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 bought bullets too small for the bore of my gun, so I couldn't use it.Compré balas demasiado pequeñas para el calibre de mi pistola, así que no pude usarla.
5. (hole)
a. el barreno
(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 bore made by the drill was too big for any of our screws.El barreno que hizo la taladradora era demasiado grande para nuestros tornillos.
b. el agujero
(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).
They tried to sneak into the building, but the tunnel bore was blocked.Trataron de entrar en el edificio a hurtadillas, pero el agujero del túnel estaba bloqueado.
6. (boring person)
a. el pesado
(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).
, la pesada
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Last night, I went on the worst date of my life with the biggest bore in the world.Anoche fui a la peor cita de mi vida con el mayor pesado del mundo.
b. el pelmazo
(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).
, la pelmazo
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That bore never has anything interesting to say.Ese pelmazo nunca tiene nada interesante que decir.
c. el plomo
(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).
, la plomo
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The speaker was such a bore that his speech was sleep-inducing.El orador era tan plomo que su discurso era soporífero.
7. (boring thing)
a. la lata
(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 word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
This conference is such a bore. I'd much rather be at home.Esta conferencia es una lata. Preferiría estar en casa.
8. (geography)
a. el macareo
(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).
Bores caused by the tide crashed on the beach.Los macareos causados por la marea rompían en la playa.
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hole(
hol
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (opening)
a. el agujero
(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 is a huge hole in my favorite shirt that I need to mend.Hay un enorme agujero en mi camisa favorita que necesito remendar.
b. el hueco
(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).
Squirrels tend to build their nests in the holes of trees.Las ardillas suelen construir sus nidos en los huecos de los árboles.
2. (cavity)
a. el hoyo
(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).
We used to love digging holes in the sand at the beach.Nos encantaba cavar hoyos en la arena en la playa.
b. el agujero
(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).
It's a hole in the ground now, but it will soon be our pool.Ahora es un agujero en la tierra, pero pronto será nuestra piscina.
c. el bache
(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).
(in a road)
She swerved to avoid the hole in the road and crashed into the guardrail.Ella viró para evitar el bache en la carretera y chocó contra la barrera.
d. la madriguera
(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).
(animal)
There are rabbit holes all over the yard.Hay madrigueras de conejo por todo el patio.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(inconsistency)
a. la inconsistencia
(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 acting was great but there were too many holes in the plot.La actuación fue magnifica pero hubo demasiadas inconsistencias en la trama.
4. (difficult situation)
a. el apuro
(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'm in a hole at work and could really use your help.Estoy metido en un apuro en el trabajo y necesito tu ayuda.
b. el aprieto
(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 helped get me out of a hole and I'm indebted to her.Ella ayudó sacarme de un aprieto y estoy endeudado con ella.
5. (golf)
a. el hoyo
(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).
They made it to the fifth hole by midday.Llegaron al quinto hoyo por el mediodía.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (sports)
a. embocar
I have no idea how he managed to hole that long putt.No tengo ni idea cómo logró embocar ese putt largo.
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