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"Bows" is a form of "bow", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "inclinarse". "Ropes" is a plural noun which is often translated as "cuerdas". Learn more about the difference between "bows" and "ropes" 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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ropes(
rops
)
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (sports)
a. cuerdas (boxing)
The boxer threw his opponent against the ropes.El boxeador lanzó a su contrincante contra las cuerdas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(details)
a. pormenores
Our new employee learned the ropes of her new job very easily.Nuestra nueva empleada aprendió los pormenores de su nuevo trabajo con facilidad.
rope
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (thick cord)
a. la soga
(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 need a longer rope to hang these hams from the ceiling.Necesito una soga más larga para colgar estos jamones del techo.
b. la cuerda
(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 think I can fix this wooden ladder with a rope and some nails.Creo que puedo arreglar esta escalera de madera con una cuerda y algunos clavos.
c. el cabo
(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 sailboat ropes were singed by the sun.Los cabos del velero estaban quemados por el sol.
d. la maroma
(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).
Someone cut the rope from the mooring and stole the boat.Alguien cortó la maroma del punto de amarre y robó el barco.
4. (string of objects)
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).
The bride wore a rope of pearls around her neck.La novia llevaba un collar de perlas alrededor del cuello.
5. (death by hanging)
a. la horca
(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 prisoner was given the rope for the massacre he committed during the war.El reo fue condenado a la horca por la matanza que llevó a cabo durante la guerra.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to fasten)
a. atar
The lumberjack roped the ladder to the tree.El leñador ató la escalera al árbol.
b. amarrar
I want you to rope the dog to your belt so you don't lose him.Quiero que amarres el perro a tu cinturón para que no lo pierdas.
7. (to lasso)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. lazar
The cowboy roped the cow on the first try.El vaquero lazó la vaca en el primer intento.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
8. (to tie together)
a. encordarse
As the weather worsened, the two mountain climbers roped themselves together.Mientras el clima empeoraba, los dos alpinistas se encordaron.
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