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"Bottom" is a noun which is often translated as "el fondo", and "at the top" is a phrase which is often translated as "en la parte superior". Learn more about the difference between "bottom" and "at the top" below.
bottom(
ba
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duhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lowest part)
a. el fondo
(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 black socks are at the bottom of the drawer.Los calcetines negros están en el fondo del cajón.
b. el pie
(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 bathroom at the bottom of the stairs.Hay un baño al pie de la escalera.
c. el final
(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 found my name at the bottom of the list.Encontré mi nombre al final de la lista.
2. (deepest part)
a. el fondo
(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 rock will sink to the bottom of the pond.La piedra se hundirá al fondo del estanque.
3. (underside)
a. la parte de abajo
(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's a power button on the bottom of the machine.Hay un botón de encendido en la parte de abajo de la máquina.
b. la suela
(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's gum on the bottom of your shoe.Hay chicle en la suela de tu zapato.
c. el casco
(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 ship is in dry dock to clean the barnacles off the bottom.El buque está en el dique seco para eliminar los percebes del casco.
d. el fondo
(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 stuck a camera to the bottom of the boat so we could see the sea life in the harbor.Pegamos una cámara al fondo del barco para poder observar la vida marina en el puerto.
4. (of a hierarchy)
a. el último
(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 última
(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).
He may not be in first place, but at least he's not at the bottom.A lo mejor no está en primer lugar, pero por lo menos no es el último.
b. el peor
(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 peor
(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).
Marco was the bottom of his class in fifth grade.Marco fue el peor de su clase en quinto grado.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(buttocks)
a. el trasero
(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).
Esteban's bottom hurt after his fall.A Esteban le dolía el trasero después de su caída.
b. el culo
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
My bottom's wet after sitting on the grass.Tengo el culo mojado por sentarme en el césped.
6. (sports)
a. el final
(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).
(baseball)
The bases are loaded at the bottom of the ninth and the score is tied.Las bases están llenas al final de la novena y el marcador está empatado.
b. la parte baja
(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).
(baseball)
They have a four to two lead at the bottom of the eighth inning.Tienen una ventaja de cuatro a dos en la parte baja de la octava entrada.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (lowest)
a. inferior
The bottom pane displays your progress.El panel inferior muestra tu progreso.
b. más abajo
Our seats are in the bottom row of the theater.Nuestros asientos están en la fila de más abajo del teatro.
c. de abajo
The magician pulled the bottom card from the deck.El mago sacó la carta de abajo de la baraja.
d. primero
There is a rag hanging on the bottom rung.Hay un trapo tendido en el primer peldaño.
e. más bajo
I can't go any lower. That's my bottom offer.No puedo bajar más. Es la oferta más baja.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to reach the lowest point; often used with "out")
a. tocar fondo
The economic crisis bottomed out in 2019. In April of that year, the economy began its slow recovery.La crisis económica tocó fondo en 2019. En abril de ese año, la economía inició su lenta recuperación.
bottoms
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
9. (clothing)
a. el pantalón
(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 going to stay home in my pajama bottoms and a T-shirt all day.Voy a quedarme en casa en pantalón de pijama y camiseta todo el día.
b. la parte de abajo
(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).
Susana's bikini bottoms are full of sand from her day at the beach.La parte de abajo del biquini de Susana está llena de arena después de pasar el día en la playa.
c. el bajo
(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 size hem would you like on the bottoms of your pants?¿Qué tamaño de dobladillo te gustaría en el bajo del pantalón?
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at the top(
aht
 
thuh
 
tap
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (most elevated point)
a. en la parte superior
There is a flag at the top of that tower.Hay una bandera en la parte superior de esa torre.
b. en lo alto
My grandparents live in a little house at the top of that hill.Mis abuelos viven en una casita en lo alto de ese cerro.
c. en la cima
We ate at the top of the mountain after hiking for four hours.Comimos en la cima de la montaña después de escalar por cuatro horas.
2. (the best)
a. en la cima
There are a lot of good musicians out there, but you're at the top.Hay mucho buenos músicos ahí, pero estás en la cima.
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