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"Brace" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "reforzar", and "prepared" is an adjective which is often translated as "preparado". Learn more about the difference between "brace" and "prepared" below.
brace(
breys
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to strengthen)
a. reforzar
The enemy is coming. Brace the gates!Viene el enemigo. ¡Refuercen las puertas!
b. apuntalar
If you don't brace the fence, the wind will blow it over.Si no apuntalas el cerco, el viento lo derribará.
2. (to prepare oneself)
a. agarrarse
Brace yourself. We're going to hit a rock.Agárrate. Vamos a chocar contra una roca.
b. prepararse
We need to brace ourselves for the coming snowstorm.Necesitamos prepararnos para la próxima tormenta de nieve.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (support)
a. la abrazadera
(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 put a brace on the door to strengthen it.Puse una abrazadera en la puerta para reforzarla.
4. (medicine)
a. el aparato ortopédico
(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).
After the accident, I had to wear a brace on my leg for a month.Después del accidente, tuve que utilizar un aparato ortopédico en la pierna por un mes.
b. la codera
(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 arm got injured during the rugby game, and now I have to wear a brace.Me lesioné el brazo en el partido de rugby y ahora tengo que usar una codera.
5. (pair)
a. el par
(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 hunter has been silently following the brace of ducks for an hour.El cazador ha estado siguiendo silenciosamente al par de patos por una hora.
6. (tool)
a. el berbiquí
(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 used a brace to make a hole in the wood.Usé un berbiquí para hacer un agujero en la madera.
7. (music)
a. el corchete
(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).
Join the four eighth notes with a brace.Une las cuatro corcheas con un corchete.
8. (punctuation)
a. la llave
(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 don't know when to use parenthesis and when to use braces when writing an essay.No sé cuándo debo usar paréntesis y cuándo debo usar llaves cuando escribo un ensayo.
9. (dentistry)
a. el freno
(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 have perfect teeth now because I had to wear braces all thoughout my childhood.Tengo los dientes perfectos ahora porque tuve que usar frenos durante toda mi infancia.
b. el frenillo
(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 Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
If you don't use your retainer, you're going to have to get braces again.Si no usas el retenedor, vas a tener que volver a usar frenillos.
c. el aparato
(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 doesn't want to smile because he is embarrassed about his braces.No quiere sonreír porque le da vergüenza sus aparatos.
d. el bracket
(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 really excited because tomorrow my braces are coming off.Estoy muy emocionado porque mañana me van a quitar los brackets.
10. (punctuation)
a. la llave
(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).
She wrote her name within braces to make it look prettier.Escribió su nombre entre llaves para que se viera más lindo.
braces
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
11. (clothing) (United Kingdom)
a. los suspensores
(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).
Don't wear a belt if you're wearing braces.No te pongas el cinturón si usas suspensores.
b. los tirantes
(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).
Should the braces match the tie or the shoes?¿Los tirantes tienen que combinar con la corbata o con los zapatos?
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prepared(
pruh
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pehrd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ready)
a. preparado
I'll call you as soon as dinner's prepared.Te llamaré en cuanto esté preparada la cena.
2. (willing)
a. dispuesto
I am prepared to do anything to defend the honor of my family.Estoy dispuesto a hacer lo que sea para defender el honor de mi familia.
3. (made in advance)
a. preparado
I'm going to see if this gas station sells prepared sandwiches.Voy a ver si esta gasolinera vende bocadillos preparados.
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