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"Bows" is a form of "bow", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "inclinarse". "Beads" is a plural noun which is often translated as "el collar". Learn more about the difference between "bows" and "beads" below.
bow(
bau
,
bo
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (salutation)
a. inclinarse
All the knights bowed before their King.Todos los caballeros se inclinaron ante su rey.
b. hacer una reverencia
To invite a lady to dance, the man bows before her.Para invitar a una dama a bailar, el caballero le hace una reverencia.
2. (to bend)
a. doblarse
The branches bowed in the strong winds.Las ramas se doblaron por los fuertes vientos.
b. arquearse
The roof bowed under the weight of the snow.El techo se arqueó bajo el peso de la nieve.
3. (to yield)
a. ceder
The president finally bowed to pressure from Congress on the tax issue.El presidente finalmente cedió a la presión del Congreso en el asunto de los impuestos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to lower)
a. inclinar
The subjects bowed their heads as the king passed by.Los súbditos inclinaron la cabeza al paso del rey.
5. (to bend)
a. doblar
A strong wind was bowing the trees.Un viento fuerte doblaba los árboles.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (knot)
a. el lazo
(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).
My sister wore a beautiful bow on her ponytail.Mi hermana llevaba un precioso lazo en la coleta.
7. (weapon)
a. el arco
(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 put an arrow on his bow, aimed at the target, and missed the shot.Puso una flecha en el arco, apuntó a la diana y falló el tiro.
8. (salutation)
a. la reverencia
(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 men all gave a slight bow when they were presented to the Queen.Los hombres todos hicieron una pequeña reverencia cuando se les presentó a la Reina.
9. (music)
a. el arco
(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 love that violinist's style with the bow.Me encanta el estilo de ese violinista con el arco.
10. (nautical)
a. la proa
(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 anchor dropped from the bow of the ship.El ancla cayó desde la proa del barco.
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beads(
bidz
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (jewelry)
a. el collar
(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 bought her some beads that we knew she liked.Le compramos un collar que sabíamos que le gustaba.
2. (religious)
a. el rosario
(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 is time to pray, he said, taking out his beads.Es hora de rezar, dijo sacando su rosario.
bead
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (round object with a hole through it)
a. la cuenta
(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 popular Mardi Gras tradition is to collect as many strings of beads as you can.Una tradición popular durante Mardi Gras es tratar de conseguir cuantos hilos de cuentas uno pueda.
Jane bought a straw hat decorated with wooden beads.Jane compró un sombrero de paja adornado con cuentas de madera.
b. el abalorio
(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 glass)
The child amused herself threading beads onto a string.La niña se entretenía ensartando abalorios en un cordel.
4. (drop)
a. la gota
(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).
Beads of perspiration broke out on his forehead.Le brotaron gotas de sudor en la frente.
5. (on firearm)
a. la mira globular
(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 front bead comes with a fully adjustable rear sight.Esta mira globular viene con un punto de mira trasero totalmente ajustable.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to cover with drops)
a. cubrir de gotas
Her forehead was beaded with perspiration.Tenía la frente cubierta de gotas de sudor.
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