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"Bowl" is a noun which is often translated as "el bol", and "piece" is a noun which is often translated as "el pedazo". Learn more about the difference between "bowl" and "piece" below.
bowl(
bol
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (deep, round dish)
a. el bol
(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 prefer a glass bowl for fruit.Prefiero un bol de cristal para la fruta.
b. el tazón
(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).
Pass me the bowl of olives, please.Pásame el tazón de aceitunas, por favor.
c. el cuenco
(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's a clean bowl for your cereal in the cupboard.Hay un cuenco limpio para el cereal en el armario.
d. el plato sopero
(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).
Do we have enough bowls to serve the soup to everyone at once?¿Tenemos suficientes platos soperos para servirles el caldo a todos al mismo tiempo?
e. el plato hondo
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
When my mother-in-law makes pozole, I serve myself in the biggest bowl I can find.Cuando mi suegra prepara el pozole, me sirvo en el plato hondo más grande que encuentro.
2. (container for washing up)
a. la palangana
(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).
Empty the bowl when you've finished washing up.Vacía la palangana cuando termines de fregar los platos.
b. el barreño
(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 let the dishes in the bowl soak.Voy a dejar en remojo los trastes que están en el barreño.
3. (bowl-like part)
a. la cazoleta
(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).
(of a pipe)
The artisan carved out the bowl of the cob to make a pipe.El artesano talló la cazoleta de la mazorca para hacer una pipa.
b. el cuenco
(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).
(of a spoon or glass)
Be careful not to cut yourself when carving the bowl of a wooden spoon.Ten cuidado de no cortarte al tallar el cuenco de una cuchara de madera.
c. la taza
(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).
(of a toilet)
Don't forget to clean the bowl when you're done.Que no se te olvide limpiar la taza cuando acabes.
d. la pila
(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).
(of a fountain)
Your wish might come true if you toss a coin into the bowl of a fountain.Tu deseo puede hacerse realidad si lanzas una moneda a la pila de una fuente.
4. (measurement)
a. el bol
(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).
How many calories are in a bowl of cereal?¿Cuántas calorías tiene un bol de cereales?
b. el tazón
(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).
Can you give the banana tree a bowl of water?¿Puedes echarle un tazón de agua al banano?
5. (sports)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el tazón
(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).
(competition)
We're going to watch a bowl game on January first.Vamos a ver un partido de tazón el primero de enero.
b. el estadio
(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).
(place)
We're not allowed to play ultimate frisbee in the bowl anymore.Ya no nos dejan jugar ultimate frisbee en el estadio.
6. (geography)
a. la cuenca
(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 noxious smoke coming out of the bowl of the volcano.Hay humo nocivo saliendo de la cuenca del volcán.
7. (ball used in boule or bocci)
a. la bola
(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 win! My bowl went farther than yours.¡Gano yo! Mi bola llegó más lejos que la tuya.
b. la bocha
(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).
My grandfather bought a set of bowls when he was in Italy.Mi abuelo compró un juego de bochas cuando estaba en Italia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (cricket)
a. lanzar
The bowler had to bowl the ball again.El lanzador tuvo que volver a lanzar la pelota.
b. eliminar
Johnson is excited by the prospect of getting to bowl the best batsman.Johnson está entusiasmado con la posibilidad de eliminar al mejor bateador.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (bowling)
a. jugar boliche
It's fun to get together with friends and bowl.Es divertido juntarse con los amigos y jugar boliche.
b. lanzar
Mike is only nine years old and he can already bowl with a ten pound ball.Mike solo tiene nueve años y ya puede lanzar con una bola de diez libras.
bowls
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10. (sport) (United Kingdom)
a. las bochas
(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).
Bowls is making a comeback among the younger generation.Jugar a las bochas vuelve a ser popular entre la nueva generación.
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piece(
pis
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (fragment)
a. el pedazo
(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 couldn't finish my meal and I left a piece of meat on the plate.No pude acabarme la comida y dejé un pedazo de carne en el plato.
b. el trozo
(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 piece of chocolate cake is too big for me!¡Este trozo de pastel de chocolate es demasiado grande para mí!
2. (component)
a. la pieza
(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 piece missing in the engine; that's why it doesn't work.Al motor le falta una pieza, por eso no funciona.
3. (art)
a. la pieza
(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).
Pablo Picasso produced hundreds of ceramic pieces in the last few years of his life.Pablo Picasso produjo cientos de piezas de cerámica en los últimos años de su vida.
4. (specimen)
a. la pieza
(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 piece of fine pottery belongs to a lost civilization.Esta pieza de cerámica fina pertenece a una civilización perdida.
5. (item)
a. la pieza
(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).
Would you like a piece of fruit?¿Quieres una pieza de fruta?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I offer you a piece of advice?¿Te puedo ofrecer un consejo?
This piece of furniture would look better over there.Este mueble se vería mejor por allá.
6. (music)
a. la pieza
(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 orchestra played a piece by Mozart before introducing the conductor.La orquesta tocó una pieza de Mozart antes de presentar al director.
7. (theater)
a. la pieza
(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 actors performed a piece by Lope de Vega.Los actores presentaron una pieza de Lope de Vega.
8. (journalism)
a. el artículo
(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).
Did you see the piece in The Times about new solar technologies?¿Viste el artículo en The Times acerca de las nuevas tecnologías solares?
9. (coin)
a. la moneda
(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).
His grandfather bought the table with a 50 pence piece 100 years ago.Su abuelo compró la mesita con una moneda de 50 peniques hace 100 años.
b. la pieza
(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).
Isaac paid his uncle 50 gold pieces for his business.Isaac le pagó 50 piezas de oro a su tío por su negocio.
10. (games)
a. la ficha
(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).
Do you want to play checkers? - Sure, but I'm missing a red piece.¿Quieres jugar a las damas? - Está bien, pero me falta una ficha roja.
b. la pieza
(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).
My chess pieces are made of wood.Las piezas de mi juego de ajedrez están hechas de madera.
11. (weapon)
a. la pistola
(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 cowboy grabbed his piece, took aim, and shot.El vaquero agarró su pistola, apuntó y disparó.
b. la pieza
(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).
Thousands of artillery pieces were left lying in French battlefields after World War I.Miles de piezas de artillería quedaron tendidas en los campos de batalla franceses después de la Primera Guerra Mundial.
c. la pipa
(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 very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The gangster aimed his piece at the store clerk, and the clerk fainted.El gánster apuntó con la pipa al encargado de la tienda, y este se desmayó.
12. (distance)
a. el trecho
(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).
Does Bonnie live next door? - No, but she's close by. She lives down the road a piece.¿Bonnie vive en la casa de al lado? - No, pero vive cerca, a un trecho hacia abajo por esta calle.
13.
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(woman)
a. la tipa
(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)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
Who is that hot piece standing by the bar?¿Quién es esa tipa sexy parada al lado del bar?
b. la tía
(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)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Did you see Paco's girlfriend? - Yeah, she's a nice piece.¿Viste a la novia de Paco? - Sí, es una tía guapa.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
14. (to assemble; used with "together")
a. montar
We managed to piece the ornament together before anyone knew we'd dropped it.Fuimos capaces de montar el ornamento antes de que nadie supiera que se nos había caído.
15. (to work out; used with "together")
a. reconstruir
We've tried to piece together the details of the case but it doesn't make sense.Hemos intentado reconstruir los detalles del caso pero no tiene sentido.
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