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"Brand" is a noun which is often translated as "la marca", and "short" is an adjective which is often translated as "corto". Learn more about the difference between "brand" and "short" below.
brand(
brahnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (commerce)
a. la marca
(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).
We spent a year defining our brand before launching it to the public.Tardamos un año en definir nuestra marca antes de lanzarla al público.
2. (style)
a. el tipo
(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 are seeing a new brand of harrassment among adolescent girls.Estamos viendo un nuevo tipo de acoso entre las niñas adolescentes.
b. el estilo
(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).
Even though they were twins, they each had her own brand of dressing.Aunque eran gemelas, cada una tenía su propio estilo de vestir.
3. (identification)
a. la marca
(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 cow is stolen. This brand is from a different ranch.Esta vaca es robada. Esta marca es de otro rancho.
b. el hierro
(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).
Our cattle have our ranch's brand.Nuestro ganado tiene el hierro de nuestro rancho.
4. (branding iron)
a. el hierro de marcar
(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).
Heat the brand until it's red hot.Calienta el hierro de marcar hasta que esté al rojo vivo.
b. el hierro
(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).
Be sure you're wearing the proper protective gear when you handle the brand.Asegúrate de llevar el equipo de protección adecuado cuando manejes el hierro.
5.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(torch)
a. la tea
(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).
We spent a romantic evening on the beach under the light of the brands.Pasamos una noche romántica en la playa bajo la luz de las teas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to leave a mark)
a. marcar
The cowboy branded the horse about ten days after receiving it.El vaquero marcó el caballo unos diez días después de recibirlo.
b. grabar
The trauma of the earthquake was branded on my memory.El trauma del terremoto se grabó en mi memoria.
c. marcar con hierro (agriculture)
Get plenty of sleep, because tomorrow we are going to brand 500 head of cattle.Duerme mucho porque mañana vamos a marcar 500 cabezas de ganado con hierro.
7. (to label)
a. tildar
The fans branded him a failure after his first professional match.Los aficionados lo tildaron de fracasado después de su primer partido profesional.
b. tachar
She was branded a Nazi for her far right opinons.Fue tachada de nazi por sus opiniones ultraderechistas.
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short(
shawrt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not long)
a. corto
I think these pants are too short.Creo que este pantalón es demasiado corto.
2. (not tall)
a. bajo
He was short for his age.Era bajo para su edad.
b. chaparro
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Hey, ask that short kid if he wants to play with us.Oye, pregúntale a ese chavo chaparro si quiere jugar con nosotros.
c. petiso
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
She's short, but fierce.Es petisa, pero feroz.
3. (brief)
a. corto
We had a short class today because the teacher was sick.Tuvimos una clase corta hoy porque la maestra estaba enferma.
b. breve
I want to show you a short documentary on whales.Les quiero mostrar un breve documental sobre las ballenas.
4. (covering a small distance)
a. corto
It was a short journey to the hospital.Era un trayecto corto al hospital.
5. (insufficient)
a. escaso
Most of the companies are short of material.Muchas de las compañías andan escasas de material.
6. (abrupt)
a. seco
I'm sorry I was short with him.Siento haber sido seco con él.
b. brusco
Your answer was a bit short.Tu repuesta fue un poco brusca.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
7. (abruptly)
a. en seco
The judge stopped her short with a question.El juez la paró en seco con una pregunta.
8. (in short supply)
a. corto
I was running short of materials.Me estaba quedando corto de materiales.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
9. (electronics)
a. el cortocircuito
(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 sewing machine caused a short.La máquina de coser provocó un cortocircuito.
10. (film)
a. el cortometraje
(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).
Our last short was awarded Best Picture.Nuestro último cortometraje fue galardonado Mejor Película.
11. (beverage) (United Kingdom)
a. la copita
(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).
He said he drank three shorts at the pub yesterday.Dijo que se tomó tres copitas ayer en el bar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
12. (to shortchange)
a. devolver de menos
They shorted me at the butcher's again.Otra vez me devolvieron de menos en la carnicería.
shorts
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
13. (clothing)
a. el short
(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's hot; I'm going to put on some shorts.Hace calor; me voy a poner un short.
b. los shorts
(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).
Those shorts you're wearing show too much leg.Esos shorts que llevas puestos enseñan demasiada pierna.
c. los pantalones cortos
(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 bought a pair of shorts for my trip to the beach.Me compré unos pantalones cortos para mi viaje a la playa.
d. el chor
(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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
I always wear shorts in the summer.En verano siempre llevo un chor.
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