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"Breast" is a noun which is often translated as "el pecho", and "chest" is a noun which is also often translated as "el pecho". Learn more about the difference between "breast" and "chest" below.
breast(
brehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el pecho
(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).
(chest)
To do a heart massage, press down firmly on the breast with both hands.Para hacer un masaje cardíaco, presiona firmemente el pecho con ambas manos.
b. el seno
(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).
(mammary organ)
A lump in the breast isn't always cancerous.Un bulto en el seno no siempre es cancerígeno.
2. (culinary)
a. la pechuga
(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).
Marinate the chicken breast in a spiced yogurt mixture.Marina la pechuga de pollo en una mezcla de yogur especiada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to face)
a. hacer frente a
In the distance, we could see a ship breasting the waves.A lo lejos, veíamos un barco haciendo frente a las olas.
4. (sports)
a. romper
We were just in time to see the winner sprint and breast the tape.Llegamos justo a tiempo para ver al ganador esprintar y romper la cinta.
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chest(
chehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el pecho
(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 weight lifter has a broad chest.El levantador de pesas tiene el pecho ancho.
2. (container)
a. el baúl
(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).
Mauricio has a chest full of souvenirs from his travels.Mauricio tiene un baúl lleno de recuerdos de sus viajes.
b. el cofre
(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 police found a chest with a million euros.La policía encontró un cofre con un millón de euros.
c. el arca
(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 mother kept a chest full of childhood memories.Mi mamá conservaba un arca llena de recuerdos de la niñez.
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