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"Brick" is a noun which is often translated as "el ladrillo", and "house" is a noun which is often translated as "la casa". Learn more about the difference between "brick" and "house" below.
brick(
brihk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (building material)
a. el ladrillo
(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're going to build a school here, even if we have to do it brick by brick.Vamos a construir una escuela aquí aunque lo tengamos que hacer ladrillo por ladrillo.
b. el tabique
(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 Mexico
(Mexico)
We need more than 500 bricks to finish the job.Necesitamos más de 500 tabiques para terminar el trabajo.
2. (toy)
a. el cubo
(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).
Sammy, don't leave your bricks on the floor.Sammy, no dejes tus cubos en el piso.
3. (block of ice cream) (United Kingdom)
a. la barra
(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).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I got a tub of ice cream instead of a brick. Is that OK?Compré helado en tarrina en vez de barra. ¿Está bien?
b. el bloque
(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 Spain
(Spain)
Can you get a brick of vanilla ice cream when you go to the shop?¿Puedes comprar un bloque de helado de vainilla cuando vayas a la tienda?
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(good person) (United Kingdom)
a. el pan de Dios
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mark is a brick! If you need something, he'll always help you.Mark es un pan de Dios. Si necesitas algo, siempre te va a dar una mano.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (made of bricks)
a. de ladrillo
The original brick building was destroyed by the bombs.El edificio original de ladrillo fue destruído por las bombas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to close with a wall of bricks; often used with "in," "out," or "over")
a. tapiar con ladrillos
The house was empty, and the windows had been bricked up.La casa estaba deshabitada, y las ventanas habían sido tapiadas con ladrillos.
b. tabicar
We can't go into the building because they've bricked in the door.No podemos entrar en el edificio porque han tabicado la puerta.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to throw bricks at) (United Kingdom)
a. tirar ladrillos a
The children had bricked the windows, and they were all broken.Los niños habían tirado ladrillos a las ventanas, y estaban todas rotas.
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house(
haus
,
hauz
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dwelling)
a. la casa
(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 bought a larger house when our third child was born.Compramos una casa más grande cuando nació nuestro tercer hijo.
2. (household)
a. la casa
(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 whole house was happy with the news.Toda la casa se alegró al saber la noticia.
3. (politics)
a. la cámara
(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 House of Representatives is one of two legislative bodies in the United States Government.La Cámara de Representantes es uno de los dos cuerpos legislativos del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.
4. (in a debate) (United Kingdom)
a. la asamblea
(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 house finds that team A has won the debate.La asamblea considera que el equipo A ha ganado el debate.
5. (theater)
a. la sala
(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 house lights dimmed and the curtain opened.Las luces de la sala se atenuaron y el telón se abrió.
b. el público
(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 house buzzed with excitement in anticipation of the live appearance of the movie's stars.El público aguardaba con entusiasmo la aparición en vivo de las estrellas de la película.
c. la función
(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 second house usually has better attendance.La segunda función suele tener más público.
6. (business)
a. la casa
(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 worked at the house of Gucci for 15 years before launching her own line.Trabajó en la casa Gucci 15 años antes de lanzar su propia línea.
b. la empresa
(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 started a software house after graduating in computer science.Fundó una empresa de software después de graduarse en ciencias de la computación.
7. (family lineage)
a. la casa
(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 Houses of Lancaster and York battled in the War of the Roses.Las Casas de Lancaster y York pelearon en la guerra de las Dos Rosas.
b. la familia
(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 House of Borgia was very influential during the Renaissance.La familia Borgia fue muy influyente durante el Renacimiento.
8. (astrology)
a. la casa celeste
(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 sun was in the house of Capricorn when you were born.El sol estaba en la casa celeste de Capricornio cuando naciste.
9. (religious building)
a. la casa
(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 gather in the house of prayer to worship our Lord.Nos reunimos en la casa de oración para adorar a nuestro Señor.
b. el monasterio
(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 visited a beautiful house in Bedfordshire, and chatted with the monks.Visitamos un bello monasterio en Bedfordshire y platicamos con los monjes.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to accommodate)
a. alojar
The dorms house most of the students, but some live off-campus.Los dormitorios alojan a la mayoría de los estudiantes, pero algunos viven fuera del campus.
b. dar alojamiento a
The orphanage houses 150 children.El orfanato les da alojamiento a 150 niños.
11. (to contain)
a. albergar
The museum houses a collection of 15th century royal garments.El museo alberga una colección de prendas reales del siglo XV.
12. (to store)
a. almacenar
The Ministry of Health houses about 4,000 vaccines at its headquarters.El Ministerio de Salud almacena unas 4,000 vacunas en su sede.
b. guardar
The business's equipment was temporarily housed in a tent after the fire.Después del incendio, los equipos del negocio se guardaron provisoriamente en una carpa.
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