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"Braces" is a plural noun which is often translated as "los suspensores", and "stakes" is a plural noun which is often translated as "stakes". Learn more about the difference between "braces" and "stakes" below.
braces(
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A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (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?
brace
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (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.
3. (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).
4. (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.
5. (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.
6. (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.
7. (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.
8. (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.
9. (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.
10. (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.
11. (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.
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stakes
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
1. (horse race in which the owners of the horses contribute to the prize money)
a. stakes
That horse participated two years ago in the Belmont Stakes.Ese caballo participó hace dos años en la Belmont Stakes.
2. (classification)
a. los índices
(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 program comes first in the popularity stakes.Este programa ocupa el primer lugar en los índices de popularidad.
stake
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (stick)
a. la estaca
(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 vampire hunter drove the stake into the vampire's heart.El cazador de vampiros clavó la estaca en el corazón del vampiro.
b. el poste
(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 cowboy dismounted and tied his horse to a stake.El vaquero desmontó y amarró su caballo a un poste.
c. el rodrigón
(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).
(in gardening or agriculture)
The tomato vine began to grow up around the stake.La tomatera empezó a crecer alrededor del rodrigón.
d. la hoguera
(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).
(in an execution)
After leading the armies of France, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.Tras estar al mando de los ejércitos de Francia, Juana de Arco murió en la hoguera.
4. (gambling)
a. la apuesta
(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 have a $50 stake on that horse.He hecho una apuesta de $50 a ese caballo.
5. (finance)
a. la participación
(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).
One of my associates has a 25% stake in that company.Uno de mis socios tiene una participación del 25% en esa compañía.
6. (motive)
a. el interés
(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).
Everyone here has a stake in the success of tomorrow's meeting.Todos tenemos algún interés en que la reunión de mañana salga bien.
b. el juego
(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 lot at stake for all the competitors in this race.En esta carrera hay mucho en juego para todos los participantes.
c. algo que perder o que ganar
I have no stake in the election because, after all, I don't live here anymore.No tengo nada que perder ni que ganar en las elecciones porque, al fin de cuentas, ya no vivo aquí.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The stakes are high for all the parties involved.Es mucho lo que está en juego para todas las partes implicadas.
These circumstances raised the stakes significantly. It was now a question of life or death.Estas circunstancias aumentaron el riesgo considerablemente. Era ya una cuestión de vida o muerte.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to risk)
a. jugarse (one's career or reputation)
I'm staking my career on this project, but I'm convinced it's going to pay off.Me juego la carrera con este proyecto, pero estoy convencida de que merecerá la pena.
b. apostar (money)
The man next to me staked all his chips on a single spin of the roulette wheel.El hombre que estaba a mi lado apostó todas sus fichas a una sola vuelta de ruleta.
8. (to demarcate)
a. marcar con estacas
The farmer staked the edge of his property to keep trespassers out.El granjero marcó el límite de sus tierras con estacas para que no entrara nadie ajeno.
9. (to support with stakes)
a. arrodrigar (a plant)
We need to stake the tomato plants first.Primero, hay que arrodrigar las tomateras.
b. apuntalar (a fence)
We staked the fence using wooden stakes.Apuntalamos la valla utilizando estacas de madera.
c. montar (a tent)
They have already staked the marquee for the wedding reception.Ya montaron la marquesina para el banquete de la boda.
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